Chairman of the city People’s Committee Nguyễn Đức Chung (right, centre) presented medical supplies to Russian Ambassador to Việt Nam Konstantin Vnukov during a handover ceremony on Tuesday. — VNA/VNS Photo Dương Giang
HÀ NỘI — On behalf of the Party organisation, administration and people of Hà Nội, Chairman of the city People’s Committee Nguyễn Đức Chung presented medical supplies to the Russian capital of Moscow and the Vietnamese community in the country on Tuesday, in support of efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
At the handover ceremony, Hà Nội presented 100,000 antibacterial cloth face masks and 50,000 medical face masks to Moscow, along with another 50,000 masks to the Vietnamese Embassy and Vietnamese community in Russia.
Chairman Chung said all countries are making every effort to contain the pandemic but none can single-handedly deal with the problem. Enhancing international cooperation and solidarity is therefore of critical importance to stopping the spread of the disease and minimising its socioeconomic impact on each nation and region.
Based on the Việt Nam-Russia comprehensive strategic partnership and the traditional friendship between the two capitals, the Party organisation, administration and people of Hà Nội wish to share some of their resources with Moscow’s administration and people in the fight against COVID-19, he noted.
For his part, Russian Ambassador to Việt Nam Konstantin Vnukov said that under the leadership of the Communist Party of Việt Nam and the country’s Government, necessary measures have been adopted to curb the pandemic and Việt Nam is now among the best performers in combating COVID-19.
On behalf of the Moscow administration and people, he thanked Hà Nội for the gifts. — VNS