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Vietnam handed thousands of medical gears to Cambodia

Jasmine Le Jasmine Le

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April 05, 2021 | 17:27

The Vietnam Youth Union (HCYU) has directly given 20,000 medical face masks and 1,000 hand sanitizer bottles to the Union Youth Federations of Cambodia (UYFC).

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The support package was handed over at Moc Bai international border gate, Tay Ninh province (Photo: Thoi Dai)

The medical aid package was handed over to Mr. Toch Polyva, Deputy Governor of Svay Rieng Province, Vice Chairman of Svay Rieng provincial Youth Union at Moc Bai international border gate, Ben Cau district, Tay Ninh province, southern Vietnam.

The presents are parts of Vietnam’s support to Cambodia in the COVID-19 battle. HCYU and the Vietnam Young Entrepreneurs' Association also sent gifts to congratulate the Svay Rieng Youth Union on the occasion of Cambodia’s traditional New Year holiday.

As reported by Thoi Dai, the activity is to effectively implement the Memorandum of Understanding between the HCYU in Tay Ninh and the UYFC in Svay Rieng, with highlight is the “March of the border” program.

Earlier in April 2020, Tay Ninh People’s Committee and leaders of the provincial Police, Military, Customs, Department of Foreign Affairs, and Department of Health also donater another support package to border provinces in Cambodia, including 120,000 antibacterial medical masks and 960 bottles of antiseptic hand sanitizer.

On April 1 morning, authorized by the Prime Minister, Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung granted USD 200.000 to the Cambodian Ambassador to Vietnam Chay Navuth, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs headquarter. This is support from the Vietnamese government and people to the Cambodian government and people to fight against COVID-19.

The ceremony welcomed representatives from the Government Office, Party Central Committee's Commission for External Relations, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Public Security, and Ministry of Finance.

Vietnam handed thousands of medical gears to Cambodia
Cambodian Ambassador to Vietnam stressed that Vietnam's timely support is an important supplement to Cambodia's effort to control the current COVID-19 community break. (Photo: CAND)

In his remark, Deputy Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung stressed that Vietnam and Cambodia enjoyed a close neighborly friendship and a tradition of sharing and supporting each other in harsh times. The Vietnamese government and people hoped that the USD 200.000 support would assist the Cambodian government and people to soon stamp out the pandemic, stabilize the situation and continue to recover and developed the economy.

For his part, Ambassador Chay Navuth deeply thanked the Vietnamese government and people for the sincere support in this harsh time, which show invaluable affection, "a friend in need is a friend indeed" spirit, as well as mutual support and sharing between the two countries.

Cambodian Ambassador to Vietnam stressed that Vietnam's timely support is an important supplement to Cambodia's effort to control the current COVID-19 community break.

He spoke highly of the Vietnamese government and people's success in dealing with the "dual goal": controlling the pandemic and developing the economy. Thereby, the Cambodian Ambassador, diplomatic staff, and students could stay assured when living, working, and studying in Vietnam.

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Jasmine Le