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Vietnam’s border guard force gifts medical supplies to Cambodia

Malie Nguyen Malie Nguyen

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May 12, 2021 | 23:55

The Border Guard High Command of the southwestern province of Tay Ninh on May 11 held a ceremony to hand over medical supplies for COVID-19 prevention and control presented by the Vietnam Border High Command to Cambodia.

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The medical supplies, including 250,000 medical masks and 15,000 protective suits, aim to support the military and public security forces of Cambodia as well as Cambodians of Vietnamese origin in the neighboring country in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to Colonel Le Hong Vuong, Commander of the Tay Ninh Border Guard High Command said that the assistance shows the solidarity and friendship between the Vietnamese border guard force and the border management and protection force of Cambodia, helping ease the difficulties of Cambodia in pandemic prevention and control, Vietnamplus reported.

Vietnam’s border guard force gifts medical supplies to Cambodia
The Border Guard High Command of the southwestern province of Tay Ninh on May 11 held a ceremony to hand over medical supplies for COVID-19 prevention and control presented by the Vietnam Border High Command to Cambodia. Photo: Thanhnien.vn

He encouraged the Vietnamese community in Cambodia to actively coordinate with local authorities to overcome the pandemic.

Tay Ninh shares 240 km of borderline with Cambodia. Currently, border, military and public security forces are running 136 checkpoints and maintaining collaboration with the Cambodian side to prevent illegal border crossing as part of efforts to prevent the spreading of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Vietnam - India Friendship Association under the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations (VUFO) is also sending ventilators to ease India's Covid-19 crisis.

On the morning of May 11, in Hanoi, the Vietnam - India Friendship Association held a virtual ceremony to hand over 100 ventilators to India, which has witnessed an explosion in Covid-19 cases amid the second wave of infections, whose impact has been greater than the first wave.

Vietnam’s border guard force gifts medical supplies to Cambodia
The Vietnam-India Friendship Association symbolically presented 100 ventilators to the Indian Ambassador in Vietnam, Pranay Verma, in the fight against Covid-19. Source: Tuan Viet/VUFO

Attending the ceremony were Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Manh Hung, Chairman of the Vietnam-India Friendship Association; Ambassador Nguyen Phuong Nga, VUFO President; Ambassador of the Republic of India to Vietnam Pranay Verma; Standing Vice Chairman of Vietnam - India Friendship Association Ha Minh Hue and leaders of top Vietnamese conglomerate Vingroup.

In the current serious outbreak of Covid-19 in India, the Vietnam - India Friendship Association has mobilized Vingroup to donate 100 ventilators worth more than VND 10 billion (USD 432.500) to the people of India.

At the ceremony, Minister Nguyen Manh Hung briefed information on the prevention and control of the Covid-19 pandemic in Vietnam; shared his deep sympathy for the difficulties and efforts of the Government and people of India in the prevention and control of the Covid-19.

Vietnam’s border guard force gifts medical supplies to Cambodia

To help India fight the current pandemic, the Vietnam-India Friendship Association has called on Vingroup to donate 100 ventilators. Source: Tuan Viet/VUFO

The small gifts demonstrate the Vietnamese people’s solidarity and friendship with their Indian peers, he noted.

Minister Nguyen Manh Hung believes that, with the leadership of the Government, the solidarity and unanimity of the Indian people, in India will soon be controlled.

Ambassador Pranay Verma thanked the noble gesture of the Ministry of Information and Communications of Vietnam, the Vietnam-India Friendship Association as well as the Vietnamese people.

The Ambassador emphasized that these breathing assistance machines were the attention and timely sharing, demonstrating the friendly and traditional cooperation between India and Vietnam in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. India appreciates the valuable affections and will effectively uses the breathing assistance machines from the Ministry of Information and Communications of Vietnam, and Vietnam - India Friendship Association, he added.

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