US veterans offer incense at a location in Quang Tri where remains of Vietnamese martyrs were found. (Illustrative photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnamese and US veterans exchanged their views on war losses and the building of a better future at a conference held by the Vietnam – USA Society (VUS) in Hanoi on March 6.

The conference was participated by a delegation from the US Veterans for Peace (VFP), led by its Vice President Chuck Searcy.

Sharing a common expectation of stronger Vietnam – US relations, participants said they will continue their joint work in humanitarian aid, war aftermath alleviation, and other cooperative programmes.

Speaking at the conference, VUS President Nguyen Tam Chien welcomed the VFP delegation’s visit to Vietnam, hoping it will help them gain better understanding on the country’s current growth.

He said the conference aims at boosting mutual understanding and exchanges between Vietnamese and US veterans in contribution to the two nations’ ties in the coming time.

Praising strong development Vietnam has achieved, Chuck Searcy said US veterans have taken part in a several programmes to foster Vietnam – US friendship and urged the US Government, people and non-governmental organisations to join Vietnam’s efforts to alleviate was consequences, particularly tackling the AO/dioxin issues.-VNA