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Vice President hails efforts tackling AO

Update: October, 24/2013 - 09:34
Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan meets with Elliot Gerson and Charles Bailey from the Aspen Institute's Agent Orange in Viet Nam Programme and their entourage at the Viet Nam-US Dialogue Group on Agent Orange/Dioxin in Ha Noi yesterday.— Photos Lam Khanh

HA NOI (VNS)  — Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan has lauded the US Government's recent active involvement in addressing the consequences left over from the American War in Viet Nam while noting it was a long-term, difficult task that needed joint efforts.

Doan met with Elliot Gerson and Charles Bailey from the Aspen Institute's Agent Orange in Viet Nam Programme and their entourage at the Viet Nam-US Dialogue Group on Agent Orange/Dioxin in Ha Noi yesterday.

She mentioned the detoxification of Da Nang International Airport in central Viet Nam, co-ordination in poverty reduction and assistance for people with disabilities as just some of the areas the US had supported.

The vice president hailed the role and positive contributions made by the Aspen Institute since the 1980s to arrange dialogues for Viet Nam and the US to seek effective solutions to tackle the consequences of the war.

She said that Viet Nam and the US should promote action plans, especially communications campaigns, to help to deal with the aftermath.

Doan said she hoped the Viet Nam-US Dialogue Group on AO/Dioxin would continue to make concrete contributions to the field.

Gerson expressed his desire to continue working with Viet Nam by renewing their efforts and assistance through humanitarian activities.

He said information collected during his trip to Viet Nam would be submitted to the US Government in order to seek more productive solutions. — VNS

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