British Prime Minister David Cameron on October 24 received touching hand-made gifts from Vietnamese Agent Orange victims as thanks for supporting their fundraiser.

The appreciative tokens, described by Cameron as “beautiful”, were presented to the Prime Minister in his office by the Secretary of the Britain-Vietnam Friendship Society Len Aldis.

Aldis, who visited Vietnam in August to commemorate the 51 st anniversary of the spraying of Agent Orange, was asked by the Vietnam Association of Victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin (VAVA) to present the gifts in person.

The gifts comprised a selection of beautiful hand-embroidered linen and colourful hand-painted pictures made by the AO child victims from Hoa Binh village and Tu Du Hospital in HCM City and children from the Cancer Hospital in Da Nang City.

Early, the British All Party Parliament Group on Vietnam (APPG) and the Vietnamese Embassy in the UK organised a reception to celebrate the growing ties between the two countries on June 18 this year at Portcullis House.

Items sold at the auction were donated by a number of businesses and individuals, including leaders from the three major parties in British parliament. Each leader gave their favourite book up for auction and personally signed them.-VNA