Trịnh Thị Tâm from the Vietnamese Embassy in Laos hands over the gift of 75,000 medical masks to Vice Chairman of the General Association of Vietnamese People in Laos Phạm Văn Hùng, who receives on behalf of the Vietnamese community in Laos. — VNA/VNS Photo Phạm Kiên
VIENTIANE — The Government of Việt Nam has sent 75,000 medical masks to Laos to assist in the fight against COVID-19.
At the handover ceremony in Lao capital of Vientiane, Trịnh Thị Tâm from the Vietnamese Embassy in Laos said despite COVID-19 spreading around the globe, thanks to its Government and people’s resolve, Việt Nam has been considered as one of the countries to have contained the pandemic.
Although both countries have managed to curb coronavirus outbreaks, the pandemic remains a worldwide problem. The 75,000 face masks offered by the Vietnamese Government is meant to help the Vietnamese community in Laos with the pandemic, she noted, adding that they reflect the homeland’s attention and sentiment towards the expatriates.
Appreciating the support from the Party, State, Government, and people in the homeland, Vice Chairman of the General Association of Vietnamese People in Laos Phạm Văn Hùng said the masks will “reach the hands” of all Vietnamese living, working and studying in Laos.
They will work harder to become more united and stand side by side with compatriots in the homeland in the COVID-19 fight, while strengthening the Việt Nam-Laos friendship and solidarity, he affirmed. — VNS