EP discusses Agent Orange remediation

Efforts to deal with the effects of Agent Orange (AO)/dioxin should focus on environmental improvement and long-term support for AO victims along with other remediation activities, according to a seminar at the European Parliament headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday.

Chris Keyskens, President of the International AO Victims' Belgium chapter, said Vietnamese AO victims need more support. She said that as of late 2017, the Belgium chapter had given 21,000 USD to AO victims, and is helping disabled AO child victims attend school and providing loans to families of AO victims in Hoi An.

The seminar was co-organised by the Vietnam-EU Parliamentary Friendship Group, the US's Aspen Institute, and the Vietnamese Embassy in Belgium.

Source: VOV5