|Foreign students receive the gifts. — VNA/VNS Photo Nguyễn Văn Thắng|
HÀ NỘI — Hà Nội authorities on Saturday gave 25 sets of gifts to foreign students studying at the Việt Nam National University of Agriculture in Gia Lâm District.
The presents are from the Hà Nội Fatherland Front and the Hà Nội Union of Friendship Organisations.
The foreign students are from different countries including Laos, Mozambique, Angola, Japan and Cambodia.
Each set of presents included VNĐ500,000 (US$22), and other necessary items such as rice, cooking oil, cookies, fish sauce and face masks worth a total VNĐ350,000.
The gifts are among 270 sets of gifts from the Việt Nam Fatherland Front given to foreigners living and studying in the capital and in difficulties due to COVID-19.
The gifts are worth VNĐ229.5 million in total.
Speaking at the giving ceremony, Chairwoman of the Hà Nội Fatherland Front Nguyễn Lan Hương said that supporting foreign students in Hà Nội would help them feel secure and agree with local residents in fighting and preventing the pandemic.
They were small gifts, but a great source of encouragement and showed local people’s affection for foreign students and international friends, Hương said.
Hương said that with determination of all the political system, agreement of local residents and support from international friends, Hà Nội would soon control the pandemic and return to normal.
Borey Koemseang, a Cambodian, said that with love and care from local residents, foreign students at the Việt Nam National University of Agriculture had received much valuable encouragement and support.
Foreign students promised to fulfill their studying for a brighter future and contribute to good relationships between Việt Nam and other countries.
Earlier, from September 1 to 3, Hà Nội authorities also gave gifts to more than 70 foreigners living in Hoàn Kiếm and Tây Hồ districts.
The capital city will continue to support foreigners in difficulties due to the pandemic. — VNS