Vietnam Assists Ukraine, Laos, Brunei with Medical Supplies
|The Children's Clinical Hospital №9 in Kyiv received humanitarian aid with donations by members of the Vietnam - Ukraine Friendship Association. Source: Embassy Of Ukraine in Vietnam|
Timely-support amid Covid-19 has helped strengthen Vietnam's friendship with Ukraine, Laos and Brunei.
According to Embassy Of Ukraine in Vietnam, the Kyiv City Clinical Hospital No.9 on Oct. 6 received three oxygen concentrators, purchased with donations by members of the Vietnam - Ukraine Friendship Association.
On behalf of the Ukraine Interim Chargé in Vietnam Nataliya Zhynkina and the Embassy of Ukraine in Vietnam, the President of the Ukraine - Vietnam Friendship Association Oleksandr Shlapak presented the aid to the hospital with Vietnamese Ambassador to Ukraine Nguyen Hong Thach present.
The President of the Vietnamese Association in Kyiv Pham Van Bang helped organize the purchase of the equipment.
The pandemic has taken an unprecedented toll on Vietnam's people and economy. However, since the beginning of the pandemic, many friendship associations under the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations (VUFO) have shown solidarity with international friends in combating Covid-19, by mobilizing funds from individials and businesses in Vietnam to purchase medical supplies as well as raising cash donations.
The aid illustrates Vietnam’s continued willingness to assist other countries on a bilateral and multilateral basis to the best of its abilities even as it continues to remain cautious about managing its own coronavirus challenges at home.
|At the event. Photo: VNA|
Vietnam's Ministry of National Defence also assisted the Lao ministry with medical supplies.
Deputy Minister of National Defence Sen. Lieut. Gen Hoang Xuan Chien received Lao Ambassador to Vietnam Sengphet Houngboungnuang in Hanoi on Oct. 8.
Under the authorisation of Politburo member, Vice Secretary of the Central Military Commission and Minister of National Defence Gen. Phan Van Giang, Chien presented a token of medical supplies worth VND 5.2 billion (USD 226,000) to the ambassador, as a gift of the Vietnamese Defence Ministry to its Lao counterpart.
In the face of the stressful situation of the Covid-19 pandemic in Brunei in the past two months, to support the efforts of the Government and people to respond to the pandemic of the Government and people of Brunei, Vietnamese Ambassador to Brunei Tran Van Khoa recently presented gifts to support the Ministry of Health of Brunei, including 100 sets of protective clothing for frontline medical forces in this country.
According the Vietnamese Embassy in Brunei, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health of Brunei, Haji Maswadi, received the gift from the Vietnamese ambassador.
At the ceremony, Ambassador Tran Van Khoa spoke highly of the Brunei Government's measures to prevent and control Covid-19, and shared his appreciation for the efforts and dedication of medical staff and frontline forces across the country.
Maswadi expressed his gratitude for the very practical contributions of the Vietnamese embassy during this difficult time. The two sides shared the hope that the pandemic would soon be controlled in Brunei, wishing that people could overcome challenges and the heavy economic impact of social distancing.
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