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Vietnamese people continue to be Agent Orange victims

Vietnamese people continue to be Agent Orange victims

“Vietnamese people don’t produce, buy, import or spray Agent Orange in the country, but we have been and continue to be victims of Agent Orange,” Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has said.

Dam made the remarks at an international scientific seminar on assessments of the damage of Agent Orange/Dioxin used by the U.S. military during the War in Vietnam held by Vietnam Association for Victims of Agent Orange here on Tuesday.

At the two-day seminar, for the first time, over 100 domestic and foreign scientists reached a consensus that over 80 million liters of herbicides were sprayed in Vietnam.

Some 61 percent of the herbicides was Agent Orange, directly affecting 4.8 million Vietnamese people, reported local Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberation of Sai Gon) online newspaper on Wednesday.

Participants at the seminar also discussed impacts of Agent Orange/Dioxin to the next generations and called on countries, organizations and individuals to join hands in supporting the victims. (PNA/Xinhua)

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