German city appreciates Vietnamese support for COVID-19 fight

The Hoa Lam Group of Vietnam and the Germany-based GEDU International company presented the Invest Region Leipzig with 100,000 medical face masks, 10,000 pairs of gloves, and SARS-CoV-2 test kits at Leipzig airport in Saxony state on May 29.

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Vietnamese Ambassador to Germany Nguyen Minh Vu (R) and Administrator for the district of North Saxony Kai Emmanuel at the hand-over ceremony at Leipzig airport on May 29 (Photo: VNA)
The assistance was carried by Vietnam Airlines together with other medical supplies that Germany’s health care service provider Sana Kliniken AG had ordered from Vietnam to serve the COVID-19 fight.

On behalf of the Leipzig administration, Administrator for the district of North Saxony Kai Emmanuel appreciated the precious contributions and support by the Vietnamese Government, organisations and businesses, as well as the Vietnamese people in his city, for the authorities and people of Leipzig and Saxony in the combat against COVID-19.

He expressed his wish to continue building up long-term partnerships with Vietnamese enterprises and localities on the basis of mutual trust and for common interest.

For his part, Vietnamese Ambassador to Germany Nguyen Minh Vu highly valued Vietnamese and Leipzig firms’ effective cooperation, even amid the coronavirus crisis, highlighting the traditional friendship and cooperation between the two sides.

The diplomat also took this occasion to thank the Saxony and Leipzig authorities for continually creating the best possible conditions for the Vietnamese community to integrate into the local society and contribute to the city’s development, especially its achievements in containing COVID-19.

He noted that over the past years, Leipzig has worked actively to enhance the two countries’ cooperation and friendship. It is the first German city to have opened a representative office in Vietnam. 

Aside from maintaining the twin relationship with Ho Chi Minh City, it has also forged connections with many other Vietnamese localities like Hanoi, Quang Ninh, Ninh Binh and Long An, focusing on such fields as health care, vocational training, renewable energy, and environment.

In the time ahead, the two sides will organise events to promote relations as part of activities to celebrate the 45th founding anniversary of Vietnam-Germany diplomatic ties, according to the ambassador.
VNA

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