Chairman of Hà Nội People's Committee Nguyễn Đức Chung (right) presents a token representing gifts of medical supplies to the French ambassador in Việt Nam Nicolas Warnery at yesterday's handover ceremony to help a number of France's localities to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. — VNA/VNS Photo Lâm Khánh
HÀ NỘI — Chairman of the Hà Nội People’s Committee Nguyễn Đức Chung handed over 200,000 face masks to the Embassy of France in support of the European country’s fight against COVID-19.
Hà Nội's municipal authorities gifted 150,000 face masks for the Ile-de-France region in north-central France, while the city's Hoàn Kiếm and Đống Đa districts donated 20,000 and 30,000 face masks for Toulouse and Choisy-le-Roi cities, respectively.
The masks bear a CE marking, indicating they meet standards set for products sold within the EU.
Speaking at the handover ceremony, Chairman Chung underlined that strengthening international cooperation and unity is an important factor in curbing the spread and impact of the pandemic in each country and region.
French Ambassador to Việt Nam Nicholas Warnery expressed his gratitude for the support from Hà Nội authorities and people to their French counterparts, and voiced his belief that the two countries will triumph in the fight against the pandemic. — VNS