September 22, 2020 14:27

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Vietnam presents supplies to COVID-19 hit European countries

14:58 | 08/04/2020

Deputy Foreign Minister To Anh Dung on April 7 handed over 550,000 made-in-Vietnam antibacterial masks to France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK to help them fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

vietnam presents supplies to covid 19 hit european countries

Diplomats attend the medical supplies handover ceremony

Attending the handover ceremony in Hanoi were the ambassadors of France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK, and the ambassador, head of the European Union Delegation to Vietnam.

Speaking at the event, Dung noted that upholding the spirit of mutual assistance in difficulty, the Government of Vietnam has allocated part of its resources to their European counterparts to help them protect people’s health.

Taking into account the current global medical crisis, no single country can effectively contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, said Dung, adding that international cooperation and enhanced solidarity are important factors in protecting the health and safety of people, contributing to mitigating the great impact of the epidemic.

He affirmed that Vietnam is always ready to work closely, share experience and join hands with countries and the international community in taking necessary measures within bilateral and multilateral frameworks such as the ASEAN-EU, G20 and the United Nations, to contain the epidemic.

The ambassadors thanked the Vietnamese Government and people for their valuable assistance and affirmed their countries’ resolve to share experience and increase cooperation with Vietnam in the fight.

Source: VOV