Members of the two US organisations, Peace Trees Vietnam (PTVN) and Center for Women and Democracy (CWD) have voiced concern over solving the consequences of war in Vietnam, especially the future of families of AO victims and treatment for these victims.
At a reception given by President of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) Vu Xuan Hong in Hanoi on Sept. 12, the two delegations, led by PTVN co-founder Jerilyn Brusseau and CWD leader Megan McCloskey, said that after this fact-finding tour in the country they will convey messages to those who were interested in Vietnam to help solve the consequences of the war and promote cooperative relations between Vietnamese and US people.
VUFO President Hong welcomed the visit by 36 women from the two organisations and highlighted the positive contributions of PTVN in landmine and unexploded ordnance clearance in Dong Ha town, Quang Tri province.
Hong said he hoped through the visit, the delegations would contribute to cooperation between the two countries’ people’s organisations and join Vietnam in settling the aftermath of war, particularly activities to help AO victims.
During the 12-day stay in Vietnam, the delegations will work with the Vietnam Association of Victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin (VAVA), the Vietnam Women’s Union, the Centre for Studies and Applied Sciences in Gender, Family, Women and Adolescents (CSAGA) and meet with female leaders of a number of ministries and branches, and bomb victims.
They will also visit the Temple of Literature, the War Remnants Museum, the Women’s Museum, the Vinh Moc tunnel of central Quang Tri province, the former imperial city of Hue and Ho Chi Minh City./.