A solidarity dinner for Agent Orange’s hunt in Paris

Very little Spring rollsSalads, roast chicken, rice, beef broth and caramelized pork, but these dishes brought some money to support M’s case.Me Tran to Enga. This is one of the many fundraising activities in France to support his fight for the victims of Vietnam’s Agent Orange / Dioxin.

Green MP Sandrin Rousseau (first left) and Vietnam’s ambassador to France, Din Tuan Thang (second right), joined the dinner in support of Mrs.Me Tran to Enga, June 24 in Paris.

More than 90 people sat down to eat on June 24 at Fayre du Vietname District of Paris. The solidarity dinner given by this support committee mMe Trân Tô Nga, who wants to raise funds for his lawsuit against American chemical companies. In particular, the food attracted the participation of Vietnam’s Ambassador to France Din Ton Thang, MP Sandrin Rousseau, Europe Ecology Les Verts (EELV) party worker, Mayor of Choice-Le-Roi, Tonino Panetta and its participants, among others. A large number of representatives of organizations supporting Vietnamese victims of Agent Orange / Dioxin.

Tom Nico, a member of the organizing committee, noted that this was the third meal after the first two held in Paris in March and May, to raise funds to support Tran To Enga’s case. “To follow this trial, there is a lot of translation costs, calls, travel costs for volunteer lawyers … so we wanted to organize these three meals to show that the campaign is going on and we are behind Nga until his fight to support him is over.”Tom Nico explained.

M.Me Trân Tô Nga, for her part, expressed her joy and emotion at seeing so many foreign French and Vietnamese friends present at the event. He said it was a “great honor and encouragement” for him in this long and difficult battle. “It shows the will and power of those who love justice. For the victims of Agent Orange, they supported the Tran To Nga case, not because of me. Their supportive actions are so meaningful and I am so grateful to everyone.” He shared.

For Dean Ton Thang, Vietnam’s ambassador to France, he is M.A.Me A woman Trân Tô Nga “Brave, determined and resilient” In the fight for justice for the victims of Agent Orange / Dioxin, and a “General Example” For the Vietnamese community in France. He emphasized: “Coming here today, we want to stand by his side and hope that he will walk his path and be the nucleus of the gathering of the Vietnamese community in France in the fight for justice.”

The solidarity meal became meaningful with the participation of French MP Sandrin Rousseau, an activist from the European Ecology-Les Verts (EELV) party, who wanted the French people to know the consequences of Agent Orange / Dioxin on people and the environment. Hunting. Appreciate its courage “The little woman that attacked the very big company”MP Sandrin Rousseau did not hesitate to express her support: “It’s like a clay pot against an iron pot. It’s not very heavy compared to the big companies, but for now he’s been able to hold it. So if he’s behind, he’ll win his fight. We accept public opinion. , Has compromised a lot with many health problems in the world. So, obviously I’m here, and I’m very happy to be here. “

M. in support of the trial of the participants in the dinnerMe Tran to Enga.

M.Me Trân Tô Nga, an octogenarian French woman of Vietnamese descent who is currently a carrier of cancer, followed Agent Orange / Dioxin while working on the southern battlefield in 1966 when she was a journalist for the Agence d’Liberation Information.

For the past eight years, he has been fighting chemical companies that manufactured and sold Agent Orange / Dioxin used by the US military in the Vietnam War, including Monsanto and Dow Chemical, to demand justice for the victims. In mid-June, the first session of the Court of Appeal was held in Paris for Mrs.’s hearing.Me After the French court of Tran to Nga Ivory decided to dismiss his case during the first instance hearing on May 10, 2021. In the second quarter of 2023, there will be a counter-argument between the two sides before entering the disputed session. In the court of Paris.

The fight for justice and the victims of Agent Orange / Dioxin is still a long one. “Your donation, its power! The trial of 14 American multinational companies that produced or distributed Agent Orange / Dioxin, which spread in Vietnam between 1961 and 1971, requires your financial support.”. This is an appeal from Madame Tran to Enga’s support committee member associations, including the Franco-Vietnamese Friendship Association (AAFV), Agent Orange and Disruptive (AFAPE), the Republican Association of Veterans (ARAC), and the Capcom. On Contemporary Vietnam (CID Vietnam), Collective Vietnam-Dioxin, The Alert Fund Agent Orange / Dioxin (FAAOD), Van Can Friendship Village, Orange Deoxin, G গানn Vienne (France) VNED).

Text and photo: Thu Ha NGUYEN / CVN

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