Vietnam has donated medical supplies worth USD 30,000 as gifts to Bangladesh to help combating the COVID-19 pandemic.
On Behalf of Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Quoc Dzung, presented the medical supplies to the Ambassador of Bangladesh in Hanoi on August 14, said the Vietnam Embassy in Dhaka on Saturday.Deputy Minister Dzung emphasized that the pandemic is still evolving complicatedly in Vietnam and across the globe, but Vietnam still wishes to share the burden and support regional and international friends according to the tradition of solidarity and humanity.
Bangladesh is a traditional friend, he said, always having good relations with Vietnam over the past decades.
Although this amount of medical supplies is modest compared to the needs of the country, it shows the spirit of solidarity and willingness to share difficulties with Bangladesh, of the government and people of Vietnam.
Dzung expressed his belief that with efforts made by the government and people, Bangladesh will quickly overcome this difficult time.
Ambassador of Bangladesh to Vietnam Samina Naz praised the effectiveness of COVID-19 prevention and control in Vietnam over the past time, and thanked the Vietnamese government and people for the valuable assistance, describing it as proof of the traditional friendship between the countries and Vietnam.