|The medical equipment donated by Việt Nam to Cambodia to assist the country in the fight against COVID-19. — VNA/VNS Photo Lê Đức Hoảng|
TÂY NINH — The High Command of Military Region 7 of the Việt Nam People’s Army (VPA) on Tuesday handed over medical supplies and equipment to some units of the Cambodian Royal Army to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
The supplies include 50,000 face masks, 1,000 litres of hand sanitiser, 1,000 items of protective gear, and 200kg of Cloramin B.
Addressing the handing-over ceremony at the Xa Mát international border gate in the southern province of Tây Ninh’s Tân Biên District, Major General Nguyễn Trường Thắng, Vice Commander of Military Region 7, wished Cambodian generals, officers, soldiers, and their families well on the occasion of the upcoming Khmer new year festival.
He said the VPA and the Cambodian army have cooperated closely in the fight against the disease and expressed a hope that the supplies will help Cambodian military units improve efficiency.
The general suggested that units of the two sides stationed along border areas strengthen cooperation in preventing the spread of the disease.
Military Region 7 also presented 30,000 face masks and VNĐ500 million (US$21,450) to Vietnamese Cambodians to help them over this difficult time. — VNS