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Prime Minister receives US Congressman

Update: January, 12/2012 - 09:53

HA NOI — Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung received visiting member of US House of Representatives, Robert Filner in Ha Noi.

Dung hailed Filner's efforts in supporting Agent Orange victims as well as his close co-operation with Vietnamese partners in dealing with AO/dioxin consequences.

The PM also highly valued Filner and his colleagues' endeavours to bring the issue of AO/dioxin to hearings at the US House of Representatives and Senate, thus helping the US Congress, government and people better understand the impact and consequences of the toxic chemical in Viet Nam.

Despite difficulties, the Vietnamese Government had spent US$45 million to support AO victims and clean up dioxin-contaminated areas, he added.

The PM said he hoped Filner would continue his activities to make the US congress and government adopt more responsibility for the consequences of the American War in Viet Nam.

Filner said he would do his best and expressed his belief that with the two countries' goodwill, the Viet Nam-US friendship and co-operation would develop further in future. — VNS

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