The US will continue to assist Vietnam in overcoming the consequences of the war
Washington [US], March 11: At a press conference on March 10, Ms. Samantha Power, Director General of the US Agency for International Development (USAID) shared about overcoming the consequences of war, one of the important cooperation between the two countries.
Promote support for dioxin treatment
Ms. Samantha Power
Ms. Samantha Power said that at Bien Hoa airport
USAID has announced the results of phase 1 of the dioxin treatment project at Bien Hoa airport, according to which, the Air Defense - Air Force of Vietnam was handed over 29,383 m 2 (nearly 3 ha), equivalent to 19,320 m 3 reclaimed soil has dioxin content less than 21.5 ppt in accordance with the approved design.
Ms. Power also shared that during this visit USAID
"The relationship between the US and Vietnam has grown to this point and is not easy at all. Over the years, we have spent time healing the wounds left by the war," said the General Director. USAID shared.
In addition, USAID will also double its aid to improve the lives of people with disabilities in Vietnam.
The US supports DNA technology to search for martyrs' remains
Another program in the efforts to overcome the consequences of war announced at the press conference is the "Initiative to find Vietnamese missing during the war" (VWAI). US Ambassador to Vietnam Marc Knapper
"Searching for missing military personnel is an area that we are very interested in at the moment, and the US efforts with Vietnam will continue to be strengthened in this area to be able to resolve outstanding issues. after the war," said Mr. Knapper.
In addition to sharing technology, Mr. Knapper said that the US needs to support the Vietnamese government and researchers to access data sources developed by the US
USAID Director General Samatha Power said the US could apply the experience accumulated in Bosnia and some African countries to its efforts to analyze DNA and find remains of service members missing during the Vietnam war. At the same time, learn from the experience in Vietnam to support other countries.
"Our relationship was built on overcoming the aftermath of a devastating war that left so much pain. It has now grown into a deep partnership with some common priorities," emphasized Ms. Power.
Source: ThanhNien Newspaper