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Fourth meeting on Agent Orange between U.S., Vietnam opens

Written By vibykhmer on Tuesday, September 8, 2009 | 5:44 AM

HANOI, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) -- The fourth annual meeting of the United States-Vietnam Joint Advisory Committee on Agent Orange opened here on Tuesday.

The meeting is to review cooperation between the two sides in the past years in dealing with consequences of the Agent Orange (AO) and discuss concrete measures to enhance this cooperation for the next year.

The meeting is chaired by the United States ambassador to Vietnam Michael Michalak and Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Nguyen Xuan Cuong with participation of relevant agencies of both sides.

During the three-day meeting, discussions will focus on progress on remediation work at AO-affected areas of Vietnam and rehabilitation made by the health task force and environment task force of the two countries.

The Joint Advisory Committee has met yearly since 2006 to facilitate joint activities on health and the environment related to Agent Orange exposure.

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