(QNO) - On 3rd February, Mr Huynh Khanh Toan, Vice Chairman of Quang Nam provincial People’s Committee received a delegation from the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) led by its Vice President Marsha Lynn Four. This visit is a part of the “Veterans Initiative” programme aiming to provide information on Vietnamese soldiers killed or reported missing during the war in Viet Nam .
Mr Huynh Khanh Toan expressed his happiness to welcome Mrs Marsha Lynn Four and the VVA’s delegation. Her visit is a significant event, showing the cooperation and friendship between the two countries Vietnam and the USA.
According to the Vice chairman Toan, Quang Nam province is one of the hardest hit localities during the war in Vietnam, where many Vietnamese and American soldiers died in battle or missed in action. Many unexploded mines, bombs and shells as well as Agent Orange/dioxin have been remained. He expects VVA will provide information and ask the American government and people to help Vietnam in general and Quang Nam in particular to overcome the consequences of war, especially in searching for remains martyrs.
Mrs Marsha Lynn Four thanked for the warm welcome of the provincial leaders and branches. She undertook to continue to carry out the “Veterans Initiative” Programme (VIP) to support Vietnam in humanity activities in overcoming the con(c)sequences of war, assisting Agent Orange/dioxin victims and searching Vietnamese soldiers missed in the war, as well.
At this meeting, the VVA handed three dossiers with information about 1,200 Vietnamese martyrs killed in the southern battle over to the Vietnam War Veterans Association and Quang Nam . Reportedly, since 1994, the VVA and the “Veterans Initiative” programme have handed over 299 dossiers with information of nearly 13,000 Vietnamese soldiers missed in the war in Vietnam.