From VVAW Meets With Vietnamese President by Jen Tayabji:
On Friday, July 26, 2013 Truong Tan Sang, the President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, honored Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW) with a meeting in New York City. The day before, President Truong Tan Sang and President Obama met for the first time to discuss a multitude of issues, including military cooperation and the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
VVAW members with Colonel Luu Van Hop,Deputy International Director ofthe Vietnam Veterans Association.
The New York Chapter of VVAW and other organizations in the New York Vets Peace Coalition had been working for some time with the Vietnamese Ambassador to set up a meeting between veterans of both countries. In late July, VVAW was informed that the President himself would be in attendance.
President Truong Tan Sang had an intimate meeting with members of the Coalition before the larger reception and dinner scheduled that evening... Read More