Brussels – Belgian parliamentarian André
Flahaut on November 30 handed over to the Vietnamese Embassy in Brussels four
wheelchairs and four walkers as gifts to Agent Orange/dioxin (AO) victims in
the central province of Quang Tri.
Ambassador Nguyen Van Thao thanked Flahaut for the warm
sentiments that he and the group of Belgian parliamentarians sponsoring a resolution on support for Vietnamese AO victims approved by the Belgian parliament in October, have shown towards
Vietnamese AO victims.
The diplomat highly appreciated the efforts and
contributions that Flahaut has made, together with other parliamentarians,
organisations and individuals in Belgium as well as international friends, to
assist AO victims in Vietnam.
For his part, Flahaut affirmed that he will exert
every effort to bring good things to AO victims in Vietnam with the hope that they
will have a better life.
The Belgian lawmaker showed his delight at the growing ties
between Belgium and Vietnam over the years with many high-ranking visits, most
recently the Belgium visit by Vietnamese National Assembly Vice Chairman Tran
Flahaut used to be President of the Belgian Chamber
of Representatives. In December 2021, he submitted to the Belgian parliament a
resolution on supporting AO victims in Vietnam, which was approved by the Belgian
Chamber of Representatives on October 5 with 100% approval votes. The Belgian parliament is the first parliament in the world to adopt a resolution supporting AO victims./.