Vietnamese and US war veterans were brought together at a meeting held in Washington on July 24 to exchange information on surmounting the aftermath of the American War in Vietnam.

Addressing the event, Vice President of the Vietnam War Veterans’ Association Lieutenant General Phung Khac Dang called for further efforts from both sides, and said Vietnamese veterans appealed for more support from the US Government and Congress to heal old war wounds.

US veterans doing business should also cooperate with Vietnamese operating in the economic sphere, Dang suggested.

He raised the fact that Vietnam has found the remains of nearly 1,000 US soldiers, while information provided by the US has also helped Vietnam identify the remains of about 1,150 Vietnamese soldiers.

Rick Weidman, who serves as Executive Director for Policy & Government Affairs of Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA), claimed that his Government ‘can’ and ‘should’ offer additional support to help Vietnam, particularly in detoxifying A gent Orange/dioxin and removing unexploded ordnance.

The meeting was hosted on the occasion of President Truong Tan Sang’s official visit to the US , which was made at the invitation of President Barack Obama.-VNA