The meeting was to discuss how to resolve Agent Orange (AO)/Dioxin consequences in Vietnam.

Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh, Deputy Defense Minister and Head of Office 701, attended the event.

Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh addresses the event.

Speaking at the conference, General Vinh said that with great efforts of Vietnamese military and civilian units as well as support form international organizations, various projects to study and evaluate the effects of AO/Dioxin on people’s health have been conducted over the past years, and many solutions have been implemented in order to improve living conditions of local people. 

General Vinh also called on relevant countries, organizations, and specialists to work together to deal with the issue.

Speeches delivered at the conference discussed and proposed solutions to resolve AO/Dioxin consequences.

Notably, Office 701 has targeted to clean up 35 percent of dioxin-contaminated soil in Bien Hoa Airport and provide medical examination for all AO/Dioxin victims across the country in the 2018-2020 period.

Translated by Trung Thanh