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War veterans' associations hailed as bridges connecting Việt Nam and US

Update: February, 08/2020 - 08:31

 

 

Vice President of the Việt Nam Union for Friendship Organisations (VUFO) Ambassador Nguyễn Tâm Chiến (r) welcomes the Vietnam Veterans of America's delegation led by POW/MIA (Prisoner of War/Missing in Action) Chair Grant Coates. — Photo  thoidai.com.vn

HÀ NỘI — The work of organisations like the Việt Nam-US Society (VUS) and the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) has helped heal the wounds of war, Vice President of the Việt Nam Union for Friendship Organisations (VUFO) Ambassador Nguyễn Tâm Chiến has said.

Chiến made the remark while hosting a reception in Hà Nội on Friday for a VVA delegation led by POW/MIA (Prisoner of War/Missing in Action) Chair Grant Coates.

At the reception, Chiến, also Chairman of the VUS, briefed his guests on upcoming external activities hosted by the VUFO and the VUS in 2020, notably activities marking 25 years of the normalisation of Việt Nam-US relations.

The two sides are looking to tap each other’s strengths to bolster exchanges and co-operation in projects of mutual concern in the economy, trade, investment, culture, and education, among others. Some 600,000 US holidaymakers come to Việt Nam each year, he added.

In addition, friendship exchanges, enhancement of mutual understanding and trust and win-win co-operation in all fields are needed more than ever, Chiến said.

Chiến voiced his hope that VUS-VVA relations will contribute to Việt Nam-US ties, which will benefit the two countries as well as contribute to peace, stability and prosperity in the region and the world.

For his part, Coates said recent activities of the VVA received support from US veterans and hoped the two organisations will hold regular meetings and dialogues to boost their co-operation.

The US delegation is on a 13-day visit to Việt Nam until February 23. — VNS

 

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