Vietnamese embassy raises funds to help Laos combat COVID-19

VOV.VN - The Vietnamese Embassy in Laos has raised VND160 million (US$6,830) in donation to help the neighboring nation fight COVID-19 pandemic.

The donation was presented to the Lao Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control in Vientiane on April 22.

Vietnamese Counsellor Vu Van Hoa said the small sum shows the wholehearted support Vietnamese want to give their Lao counterparts in the hope of helping the Lao Government and people keep a check on the pandemic and recover the economy.

Minister of Health and Deputy Head of the Steering Committee Bounkong Syhavong,on behalf of the Lao Government, extended his thanks to the Embassy for the support, saying that despite facing plenty of difficulties, the Vietnamese Government and people are willing to provide great support for Laos.

The country have offered medical supplies and dispatched experts in a bid to share their experience in epidemic control, the Lao official said, while stating his appreciation for Vietnam’s readiness to offer support to his nation.