US official: Vietnam, US should work harder to overcome war consequences

Although Vietnam and the US have seen encouraging results of cooperation in dealing with the aftermath of war, much remains to be done, according to Timothy Rieser, senior advisor with the US Senate Appropriations Committee.

In an interview with Vietnam News Agency's correspondents in the US, Rieser, who is also foreign policy assistant in Senator Patrick Leahy's Office, said he understands the pain of war through what he has witnessed during his visits to Vietnam. He sees the need to support both sides in overcoming consequences of the war and help those Vietnamese people who are still suffering from the pain of war.

Rieser said that the US considers dealing with the war aftermath a priority in its relations with Vietnam along with other priorities in trade, security cooperation, environment, and climate change, as stated by US leaders during their visits to Vietnam.

Source: VOV5