A delegation from the Lao province of Vientiane on June 14 handed over 100 million LAK (US$10,577) to the Vietnamese Embassy in Laos to assist the fight against COVID-19 in northern Hai Duong province of Vietnam.
At the handover ceremony, the embassy's Envoy Trinh Thi Tam expressed her gratitude for the Vientiane administration and people's assistance and pledged to soon deliver the fund to Hai Duong.
Lauding the twin relations between Hai Duong and Vientiane in the past time, Tam hoped that the sides will further fortify their cooperation and exchange information and experience regarding matters of common interest.
The diplomat noted many public agencies and businesses of Laos have come to the embassy to present money and medical supplies in support of the Government and people of Vietnam during the nation’s response to the fourth wave of COVID-19 outbreaks.
Such actions are evidence of great friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between Vietnam and Laos, she affirmed.
Vientiane province's Governor Thongsavan Vongsamphan said although the sum is not big, it reflects the Vientiane administration and people’s wish to share with Hai Duong’s difficulties.
The official hoped the Vietnamese province will soon overcome the challenges caused by the COVID-19 epidemic, stabilise people's lives, and develop its economy.