|Vietnamese alumni raise funds to support Germany's COVID-19 fight
The move comes in response to a call made by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) alumni, including Prof. Nguyen The Hoang, deputy director of Hanoi-based 108 Central Military Hospital, and Dr. Nguyen Phuc Hien, rector of the Foreign Trade University branch in the northern province of Quang Ninh
With the donation, the alumni would like to express their sincere gratitude for their memorable time both studying and working in Germany through scholarships provided by the DAAD, in addition to wanting to unite with citizens of the European nation to take on the COVID-19.
During the handover ceremony on May 7, Dr. Pham Manh Cuong of the Government Office presented a total of 5,000 medical masks to German Ambassador to Vietnam Guido Hildner and Chief Representative of the DAAD Office in Hanoi Stefan Hase-Bergen, noting that the collection of medical masks will be delivered to the German state of Saxony in the near future.
Accepting the donation, Ambassador Hildner expressed his profound gratitude for the alumni's gifts, adding that the enthusiastic assitance provided by the Vietnamese side offers hope for all people to unite in order to overcome the COVID-19 crisis together.