World Affairs

Nine U.S. Senators Visit Bien Hoa

June 4, 2019  • The Agent Orange in Vietnam Program

On April 20, 2019, Vietnam and the U.S. recorded a significant milestone on Agent Orange when Senator Patrick Leahy led a Congressional Delegation of nine U.S. senators to Bien Hoa, a city 20 miles north of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The senators witnessed the signing of a five year $50 million Memorandum of Intent to assist children and young Vietnamese born with disabilities linked to exposure of a parent, grandparent or great grandparent to Agent Orange/dioxin. The delegation also took part in a groundbreaking ceremony for a ten year $300 million project to clean up dioxin residues left by Agent Orange at the Bien Hoa Airbase.

Memorandum of Intent (ENGLISH)

Bản ghi nhận ý định (VIETNAMESE)

Speech by Ambassador Daniel J. Kritenbrink (Memo of Intent Signing)

Speech by Ambassador Daniel J. Kritenbrink (Bien Hoa Project Launch)

Senator Leahy’s Instagram photos

U.S. Senators on the Leahy CODEL in Vietnam,
April 17-21, 2019