The event was jointly organized by the National Steering Committee on the Settlement of Post-War UXO and Toxic Chemical Consequences (Steering Committee 701), in association with the National Committee for People with Disabilities, the Vietnam Association for Victims of AO/Dioxin (VAVA), the National Action Center for Toxic Chemicals and Environmental Treatment (NACCET), and the Military Broadcasting Center.

Delegates at the seminar 

Attending the event were Senior Lieutenant General Tran Quang Phuong, Deputy Chief of the General Department of Politics under the Ministry of National Defense, Deputy Head of Steering Committee 701, Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Van Rinh, VAVA Chairman, and other representatives of relevant agencies and units of Hanoi and Ha Nam province.

The photo exhibition was held online at the website, and was introduced on the Portal of the Ministry of National Defense, the websites of the Chemical Corps, Office 701, VAVA, the Vietnam Social Insurance Department, and military press agencies.

All images during the exhibition closely follow events, views and policies of the Party, the State, and the military on addressing toxic chemicals used by the U.S. during the war in Vietnam, as well as the care and assistance for AO victims.

Participating in the seminar, delegates discussed the achievements, plans, and solutions for overcoming the war consequences of toxic chemicals on the environment and people, the results of supporting AO/dioxin victims, and honored  AO/dioxin victims who have tried hard to overcome difficulties and challenges in life.

With the high determination of the Party, military, and people, as well as the support and assistance of international organizations, over the past time, Vietnam has mobilized resources to handle hundreds of tons of toxic chemicals, poisonous weapons and vehicles, and cleaned hundreds of thousands of cubic meters of soil contaminated with the deadly chemical dioxin. These activities aim to ensure environmental quality, and create safe conditions for production and people's lives, and help them reintegrate into the community.

AO victims receiving gifts from organzers at the event

The delegates agreed that addressing the consequences of dioxin requires a lot of resources and time, so it is essential to have joint cooperation of the people, overseas Vietnamese and international organizations.

At the program, Gen. Phuong and Gen. Rinh, along with other donors, presented various gifts to AO/dioxin victims.

Translated by Lam Anh