The delegation from the Vietnam Association of Victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin welcomed in the RoK
VAVA’s President, Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Van Rinh, underlined the friendly co-operative relationship the KAOVA and VAVA have enjoyed over the years.
Founded in 2007, KAOVA has constantly liaised with VAVA to give their support to Vietnamese AO victims, he said.
Their help is very significant to Vietnamese AO victims as it reflects the friendship and solidarity that exists between both peoples, especially during Vietnam-RoK Friendship Year 2012 and the 20th anniversary of their diplomatic ties (1992-2012), he noted.
Of the 80 Vietnamese AO victims visiting the country from June 4-8, three will receive free operations and two will receive artificial limbs.
During their five day visit, the delegation will also visit several well known beauty spots in the RoK.
Chairman of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) Vu Xuan Hong told the media that during the campaign for justice for Vietnamese AO/dioxin victims, Vietnam has received support, assistance and solidarity of progressive people around the world.
KAOVA has come to Vietnam on a number of occasions to provide medical treatment and build hospitals and health centres to help AO/dioxin victims across the country.
KAOVA wants to work with VAVA to demand justice for AO/dioxin victims in both countries and many other social organisations in the RoK have become involved with KAOVA, he added.