-Vietnam Friendship Society
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The BVFS since its foundation in 1992 has, and will continue with its work and projects in raising awareness and funds for the Vietnamese people, especially those suffering from the effects of Agent Orange.
The American War on Vietnam was the most devastating war yet known. Although it ended in 1975 it left a terrible legacy which has travelled down the years to the present day for the people, its forests and its land.
Despite this the country has made remarkable progress in many fields since and despite the international embargo that ended in 1994. However, it will take many more years of support, and international aid to overcome the legacy of Agent Orange one of the chemicals used in that war.
Our campaigns seeking justice for the victims of Agent Orange has led to Len Aldis being invited to speak at a number of universities in the UK and in Vietnam. He has also spoken on the issue at public meetings in Sweden, Denmark, Germany, France and Vietnam.
In addition, we have shown international award winning documentary films on Agent Orange such as “Battle’s Poison Cloud”, produced by Tambuti Films of London. “Path to Justice”, Vietnam Film Centre and in which Len appeared. Another film “Agent Orange” a personal requiem” by Masako Sakata has recently been released as has “The Last
Len Aldis Video about the US Supreme Court Ruling.
Len Aldis VTV Television Interview
Vietnam Television interview
I met with David Cameron in his office at the House Of Commons just after he had come up from Prime Ministers questions.
I had brought with me gifts of embroidery and two paintings done by children who live in Da Nang and who are affected by agent Orange. Was asked to hand them to the PM which I was very pleased to do so.
The report of the meeting and handing over of the gifts is going around the internet and is being well reported in Vietnamese newspapers.
The MP alongside me behind the painting is George Howath who arranged the meeting and who came with me to Vietnam last December.