Vietnam News Agency
Monday, September 09, 2019
Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) presented a certificate of merit to Veterans for Peace (VFP) at a roundtable seminar in Hanoi on September 9.
The VUFO also presented the “For Peace and Friendship among Nations” insignia to Paul Cox, a founder of VFP Chapter 69 and Hoa Binh (Vietnam) Chapter 160.
On the occasion, a seminar was jointly held by the VUFO and the Vietnam-US Society (VUS) to mark the 74th founding anniversary of the VUS (1945-2019) and 25 years of the normalisation of the Vietnam-US relations (1995-2020).
A VFP delegation attended the event. The delegation, led by President Gerry Condon, is on a working visit to Vietnam from September 7-22.
Speaking at the seminar, VUS Secretary General Bui Van Nghi highlighted the VFP’s important role in putting an end to wars and bringing about peace to countries and people worldwide.
The VFP’s Chapter 160 in Vietnam is working to bring Vietnam and the US closer, he said, citing many humanitarian activities and projects carried out by the organisation in Vietnam.
Nghi also lauded support of Paul Cox for Vietnamese Agent Orange (AO) victims and Vietnamese in general in the settlement of war consequences.
At the seminar, the VFP side expressed wish to join hands with Vietnamese in addressing war consequences, especially issues regarding bomb and mine clearance, and adverse effects of dioxin on human health and environment in Vietnam.
Founded in 1985, the VFP now has veteran and associate members in every US state and several countries. It has over 120 chapters, including international chapters in Vietnam, the UK, Japan and Ireland.-VNA
Our VFP delegation following Monday’s roundtable discussion with members of the national Veterans Association of Viet Nam, representatives of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations, and other agencies and individuals.
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I am an attorney in the Washington DC area, with a Doctor of Law in the US, attended the master program at the National School of Administration of Việt Nam, and graduated from Sài Gòn University Law School. I aso studied philosophy at the School of Letters in Sài Gòn.
I have worked as an anti-trust attorney for Federal Trade Commission and a litigator for a fortune-100 telecom company in Washington DC. I have taught law courses for legal professionals in Việt Nam and still counsel VN government agencies on legal matters. I have founded and managed businesses for me and my family, both law and non-law.
I have published many articles on national newspapers and radio stations in Việt Nam.
In 1989 I was one of the founding members of US-VN Trade Council, working to re-establish US-VN relationship.
Since the early 90's, I have established and managed VNFORUM and VNBIZ forum on VN-related matters; these forums are the subject of a PhD thesis by Dr. Caroline Valverde at UC-Berkeley and her book Transnationalizing Viet Nam.
I translate poetry and my translation of "A Request at Đồng Lộc Cemetery" is now engraved on a stone memorial at Đồng Lộc National Shrine in VN.
I study and teach the Bible and Buddhism. In 2009 I founded and still manage dotchuoinon.com on positive thinking and two other blogs on Buddhism. In 2015 a group of friends and I founded website CVD - Conversations on Vietnam Development (cvdvn.net).
I study the art of leadership with many friends who are religious, business and government leaders from many countries.
In October 2011 Phu Nu Publishing House in Hanoi published my book "Positive Thinking to Change Your Life", in Vietnamese (TƯ DUY TÍCH CỰC Thay Đổi Cuộc Sống).
In December 2013 Phu Nu Publishing House published my book "10 Core Values for Success".
I practice Jiu Jitsu and Tai Chi for health, and play guitar as a hobby, usually accompanying my wife Trần Lê Túy Phượng, aka singer Linh Phượng.
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