Viet Nam grants US$2.5 million, medical supplies to support Laos in COVID-19 fight
10:44 | 26/10/2021

VGP – Viet Nam has decided to provide an emergency aid of US$2.15 million and medical supplies for Laos to support the neighbor’s combat against the latest wave of COVID-19, said Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Quoc Dung at a ceremony held on October 25.

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Quoc Dung (R) grants an emergency aid of US$2.15 million and medical supplies to Lao Ambassador to Viet Nam Sengphet Houngboungnuang, Ha Noi, October 25, 2021.

Addressing the event, Nguyen said the Vietnamese leaders and people have always paid great attention to the developments of the pandemic in Laos, especially over the last two months.

He hoped the assistance from Viet Nam can make a practical contribution to Laos’ fight against COVID-19.

He took the occasion to thank the Lao Government for caring for the Vietnamese community in Laos, including launching a drive to vaccinate them against the coronavirus.

Speaking at the ceremony, Lao Ambassador to Viet Nam Sengphet Houngboungnuang stressed that despite facing difficulties in dealing with its fourth wave of COVID-19, the Vietnamese Party, State, and people have always supported their Lao counterparts over the past time, reflecting the nations’ amity, special solidarity, and comprehensive collaboration.

The diplomat said he is confident that Viet Nam’s valuable and timely gifts will help Laos soon overcome the current outbreaks./.

By Hoang Ha

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