Vietnam-US relations, veterans’ role in reconciliation highlighted hinh anh 1Bomb and mine clearance - Illustrative image (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnam-US Society and the Veterans for Peace – US chapter organised a seminar in Hanoi on March 15, with the focus on Vietnam-US relations, the role of veterans in the reconciliation process, and issues related to war bombs and mines, and Agent Orange/dioxin.

Vice President of the Vietnam War Veterans’ Association Phung Khac Dang said that although the war ended more than 40 years ago, a large amount of bombs, mines and unexploded ordnance are still left in Vietnam, while the remains of around 300,000 Vietnamese soldiers have yet to be found.

Therefore, he asked US veterans to continue encouraging others to provide information and send war remembrances to Vietnamese offices to help in the search for the remains of soldiers who died during the war.

US veterans stated that in spite of their age, they always wish to contribute to re-conciliating and healing the pains of war, and addressing war aftermaths.

Their visit aimed to learn more about Vietnam’s history, land and people. They also plan to meet Vietnamese veterans, visit Agent Orange/dioxin victims and centres for the victims, and dioxin-contaminated places.-VNA