Aspen Institute’s assistance for AO/Dioxin victims praised

(VOV) - Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan has hailed the US Aspen Institute’s contributions to Vietnam-US relations during an October 23 meeting with the US- Vietnam Dialogue Group on Agent Orange (AO)/Dioxin.

Since the late 1980s, the Institute has organised numerous Vietnam-US dialogues on addressing the legacies of war, including decontaminating dioxin at Danang Airport, reducing poverty, and supporting people with disabilities, Doan said.

She hopes the group will continue devoting its valuable resources to resolving issues relating to AO/Dioxin. Doan said both nations need to improve their communication regarding overcoming war’s aftermath and easing the pain of Vietnamese victims.

Aspen Institute Deputy Director Elliot Gerson pledged his organisation’s future support for Vietnam, saying the information collected during his first Vietnamese visit will be passed on to the US Government and inform its next round of reconciliation and war legacy initiatives.

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