GDP Deputy Chief Lieutenant General Nguyen Van Gau and VAVA President Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Van Rinh co-chaired the event.

During the working session, Gen. Rinh briefed the GDP on VAVA’s activities over the past time.

Lt. Gen. Nguyen Van Gau delivers a speech at the event.

Since its establishment on January 10, 2004, the VAVA has expanded its network of affiliated chapters in all 63 provinces and cities across the country with more than 400,000 members. The association has coordinated with the Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs sector to thoroughly grasp the situation about AO/dioxin victims, give advice to higher levels, and issue policies related to AO/dioxin victims, among others.

Sr. Lt. Gen. Nguyen Van Rinh addresses the event.

Speaking at the event, Lt. Gen. Nguyen Van Gau highly valued VAVA’s great efforts in mobilizing resources to support AO/dioxin victims over the past time.

Gen. Gau required the Department of Political Education and Information and relevant agencies to closely work with agencies and units inside and outside the military to promote information dissemination about VAVA’s activities, efforts of the Party, the State, and the departments in the settlement of toxic chemical consequences and supporting AO/dioxin victims, to name but a few.

Delegates attend the working session

Regarding the policies for AO-infected war participants losing personal papers, the GDP deputy chief asked the VAVA Central Committee to evaluate the situation and report to higher levels to create documents for them.

Mentioning the “Action Month for Agent Orange/dioxin victims” and “Charity texting campaign” in 2023, Gen. Gau underlined the meaning of these activities.

An overview of the working session

Every year, the GDP called on its troops and staff to actively engage in the SMS campaign. Reportedly, over 11 past years, the department donated more than VND 26.6 billion to provide medical examination, build and repair houses, and create jobs for AO/dioxin victims.

Translated by Quynh Oanh