The event, co-organised by the Viet Nam Association of Victims of Agent Orange (AO)/dioxin (VAVA) and several other agencies and organisations, aims to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the tragic first use of AO sprayed by US troops on Viet Nam.

VAVA President Sen Lieut Gen Nguyen Van Rinh said at a press briefing that General Giap witnessed and thoroughly understood the chemical war on the country and he was one of the first people to back the establishment of VAVA to care for AO/dioxin victims.