The event was attended by former Deputy Chief of the General Department of Political Affairs (GDP) Lieutenant General Le Van Han, Chairman of the association Lieutenant General Hoang Khanh Hung, leaders of the association, representative of the U.S. Embassy in Vietnam, Harvard University, the American Institute of Peace.

At the meeting

During the event, the association provided U.S. delegates with information about the search and collection of martyrs’ remains.

Accordingly, the association has collected and publicized information of 115,000 martyrs on mass media; helped more than 20,000 martyrs’ families search for the remains of their relatives with more than 200 remains founded; provided free consultation for more than 1,000 DNA assessment cases; and coordinated with localities to move nearly 1,000 remains of martyrs in cemeteries back to their hometowns.

Meanwhile, the organization has also helped build 795 gratitude houses and presented nearly 2,400 saving books and 600 scholarships to martyrs’ children.

The Vietnamese side urged that in the coming time, both sides should promote cooperation and regularly share experience in this field, while providing information and documents on the burial places of Vietnamese martyrs during wartime.

For their part, the association will coordinate closely with localities in the country to search for remains of U.S. soldiers missing in action during the war in Vietnam.

At the discussion, the U.S. delegation shared losses caused by the war with the Vietnamese people, while hailing the association’s efforts in searching and collecting the martyrs’ remains and helping martyrs’ families.

They also shared information about U.S. soldiers missing in action in Vietnam and hoped to receive further support from the Vietnamese association as well as Vietnamese people in this work.

The U.S. side is also committed to continuing giving information about Vietnamese fallen soldiers during wartime.

Concluding the meeting, both sides agreed to closely work together to better perform the task in the time to come.

Translated by Minh Anh