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Italy thanks Việt Nam for support in COVID-19 fight

Update: April, 10/2020 - 20:28
Vietnamese Deputy Foreign Minister Tô Anh Dũng handed a symbolic token representing the gift of 111,000 anti-bacterial masks from the Vietnamese Government to Italian ambassador Antonio Alessandro. — VNA/VNS Photo Lâm Khánh

HÀ NỘI — Italy’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Luigi Di Maio has sent a letter to Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Phạm Bình Minh expressing his profound gratitude to the Vietnamese Government and people for their support to Italy’s fight against COVID-19.

Di Maio wrote that the widespread solidarity shown at multiple levels proves the depth of the relationship between the two countries.

The Italian Government is steering all efforts towards containing the spread of the virus, taking care of those affected, and addressing the dire consequences stemming from the global pandemic, he wrote, adding that Việt Nam's help will undoubtedly contribute to the success in these endeavours and ultimately assist Italy on its road to recovery.

Italy’s Minister of the Interior Luciana Lamorgese, meanwhile, also sent a letter of thanks to Minister of Public Security, General Tô Lâm.

She expressed her profound thanks to the ministry for its solidarity with Italy in these challenging times, which is evidence of the sustainable cooperation between the two countries. 

She wrote she hoped that, when conditions allow, she may meet with General Lâm to discuss issues of shared concern in order to further boost bilateral ties. 

Earlier, on April 7, Deputy Foreign Minister Tô Anh Dũng handed over the symbolic token promising a gift of 550,000 made-in-Việt Nam anti-bacterial masks to five European countries hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic, including Italy, Spain, the UK, France and Germany. — VNS

Thank-you letter from Italy’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Luigi Di Maio to Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Phạm Bình Minh. — VNA/VNS Photo

 

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