Conference discusses normalization of US-Vietnam relations

(VOVWORLD) - A conference on US-Vietnam relations and progress made on war legacy issues in the last 25 years was held online Wednesday hosted by the Stimson Center in Washington, D.C. 
Conference discusses normalization of US-Vietnam relations - ảnh 1The Vietnamese delegation takes part at the online conference in Hanoi. (Photo: VNA) 

Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy, who has contributed to resolving war legacy issues, said the war was a disaster for both the US and Vietnam, and its legacies still linger after 45 years. He stated that the US will never forget Vietnam’s help in finding US soldiers who went missing during the war, so the US will begin a 5-year project this year to help Vietnam locate its lost soldiers. A joint project of the US Department of Defense, the US Agency for International Development, and the Vietnamese Ministry of National Defense continues to support thousands of Vietnamese victims who have been maimed by bombs and mines left by the war, and detoxify soil contaminated by dioxin.  

Addressing the conference, Vietnamese Ambassador to the US Ha Kim Ngoc said the war and its harsh consequences can’t keep the two nations from building a better future relationship.

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