Vice President and Secretary General of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) Don Tuan Phong received a US congressional staff delegation led by Alex Harrison Herrgott of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee in Hanoi on April 10.

Phong, who is also the vice president of the Vietnam-US Association, welcomed the US delegation to Vietnam in the context of 20 years of the establishment of diplomatic ties and 40 years of the country's national reunification.

He expressed his hope that the visit would help the US delegation learn about the social and economic situation in Vietnam, as well as the country's external and internal policies.

Herrgott and other members of the delegation, who are in Vietnam from April 3-12, expressed their wish to look at the efforts being made by American veterans in Vietnam to heal the scars of war, and the search for those who went missing during that time.-VNA