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Vietnam, Japan boost cooperation in war consequence settlement

Vietnam, Japan boost cooperation in war consequence settlement

Deputy Minister of National Defence Sen. Lieut. Gen. Nguyen Chi Vinh has suggested Japanese agencies coordinate with Vietnam’s National Steering Committee on the Settlement of Post-war Unexploded Ordnance and Toxic Chemical Consequences (Committee 701) in building cooperation plans for both short- and long-terms.

Art exchange aims to ease pain of AO victims

Art exchange aims to ease pain of AO victims

The Vietnam Association for Victims of Agent Orange/dioxin (VAVA) held an art exchange programme in Hanoi on August 10 with the theme “You are not left alone”.

Joint effort to address Agent Orange/dioxin effects

Joint effort to address Agent Orange/dioxin effects

VOV.VN - More than 5 decades after the US army sprayed Agent Orange/dioxin in Vietnam, the legacy of the defoliant remains. The Vietnamese Party and State have adopted policies and measures to address the long-term consequences of the toxic chemical.

Military official demands resumption of AO victim’s lawsuit

Military official demands resumption of AO victim’s lawsuit

Major General Tran Ngoc Tho, former Chief of Staff of Military Region 7, sent a letter on April 16 to US courts to demand the resumption of the lawsuit filed by Vietnamese victims of Agent Orange (AO) in 2004 against 37 US chemical firms, including Monsanto and Dow Chemical.

Vice President visits AO/dioxin victims in Tien Giang

Vice President visits AO/dioxin victims in Tien Giang

Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh visited poor households and Agent Orange (AO)/dioxin victims in the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang on January 21, ahead of the Tet (Lunar New Year) celebrations.

AO victims need greater sympathy, support

AO victims need greater sympathy, support

57 years have gone by after the US started to spray some 80 million litres of toxic chemicals, including Agent Orange/dioxin over nearly one quarter of the total area of South Vietnam. However, its aftermath is still here until now.

Helping hands landed to Agent Orange/Dioxin victims

Helping hands landed to Agent Orange/Dioxin victims

VOV.VN - Activities all over Vietnam have marked the Day for AO/Dioxin Victims on August 10. Since the US army first sprayed the defoliant during the war in southern Vietnam 57 years ago, the lives of those directly exposed to Agent Orange/Dioxin have been tragically affected. Support has poured in to ease the pain of the victims.

AO/dioxin victims in Can Tho, Tien Giang receive support

AO/dioxin victims in Can Tho, Tien Giang receive support

The Association of Agent Orange/dioxin Victims in Can Tho city on August 7 presented gifts to dioxin victims and their families on the occasion of the 57th anniversary of the Day for AO/dioxin Victims (August 10).