The event was co-chaired by VAVA President Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Van Rinh and Deputy Commander of Military Region 5 Major General Nguyen Dinh Tien.

At the meeting

At the meeting, General Rinh briefed participants on VAVA’s key events to mark the 60th anniversary of the Agent Orange disaster in Vietnam, including a congress to honor AO/dioxin victims with outstanding achievements in life, an international seminar on diseases caused by the chemical’s effects, and a meeting to mark the 60th anniversary of the Agent Orange disaster in Vietnam.

The VAVA’s President asked Military Region 5’s Party Committee and Command to pay attention to disseminating information relating to the Agent Orange disaster, efforts in overcoming consequences of toxic chemicals, and activities to help AO/dioxin victims.

Military hospitals and medical establishments should work with the Provincial Association for Victims of Agent Orange/dioxin to provide free health check-ups, medicines, and gifts to AO/dioxin victims, Rinh added.

In the coming time, the Military Region 5 Command will build 20 gratitude houses for AO/dioxin victims and instruct agencies and units to mobilize resources to give free health check-ups, medicines and gifts to the victims.

Provincial military commands will help associations for victims of Agent Orange/dioxin at all levels in the region to organize celebration activities.

Translated by Chung Anh