Vietnam and the US have together marked the transformation from enemies to partners since the end of the war in 1975 by overcoming war legacies, among priorities in the bilateral ties.
US expert helps Vietnam settle unexploded odnance. Photo: PeaceTrees
Tackling war legacies has required both time and efforts that neither Hanoi nor Washington have been reluctant to do over the past decades, making the relationship a case study of foe-turned-friend.
On March 26, 2019, a landmark event held in Washington D.C titled “Overcoming War Legacies: The Road to Reconciliation and Future Cooperation between the United States and Vietnam” explored cooperative efforts and lessons learned from the building of a strong US-Vietnam partnership.