Vietnam Desires to Partner with U.S. in Post-war Consequences Settlement

Vietnam expects to enhance cooperation with the United States to expand the search and repatriation of the remaning of solidiers of both sides, support Agent Orange/Dioxin victims, and clean up the dioxin-contaminated land, an official has said.

Vice Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Vo Van Hoan made the statement while meeting a U.S. congressional delegation led by Chairwoman of the House of Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Indo-Pacific Kim Young on January 26.

He expressed wishes that the United States will support Vietnam’s ethnic and religious policies and provide the Southeast Asian nation with consultations to build incentives to attract more investment.

For its part, the U.S. delegation hailed Ho Chi Minh City for the dynamic growth, expecting to enhance cooperation with the city in hi-tech, logistics, and energy sectors.

The delegates affirmed their readiness to support Vietnam in settling post-war consequences and reconciliation, especially in dioxin detoxification.

During their trip to Vietnam, they have planned to visit the War Remnants Museum in HCMCand survey the dioxin cleanup project at Bien Hoa airport in Dong Nai province.

(Vietnam Plus English, SGGP, HCM CPV, Tin Tuc)