Wednesday, December 11, 2013

US pays for cleanup of dioxin-tainted soil
A report was issued Wednesday at the eighth annual meeting of the US-Viet Nam Joint Advisory Committee (JAC) on Agent Orange/Dioxin.
The meeting has been held annually since 2006 to provide scientific advice to the governments of Viet Nam and the US on dioxin contamination cleanup and research on health issues associated with dioxin.
"The event serves as a reminder of the level of co-operation and trust that exists between our two countries, and comes only months after President Truong Tan Sang and President Obama signed the US-Viet Nam Comprehensive Partnership at the White House," said the Ambassador to Viet Nam, David B. Shear, at the opening ceremony.

"Both of our Presidents agreed that extensive co-operation in addressing war legacy issues has allowed us to develop a relationship that looks to the future. Today, we come together again to advance this forward-looking relationship and work toward our shared goal of overcoming the legacy of Agent Orange," he said.

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