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Hanoi (VNA) - Vice President of the Vietnam-Romania Friendship Association Bui Trong Dinh visited the Romanian Embassy in Vietnam on April 13 to hand over 500 million VND (22,000 USD) to support Romania’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dinh said the funding was donated by the Association's members and others who love Romania.

It is expected to boost solidarity between the two peoples and partly help mitigate the impact of the disease in Romania, he added.

Romanian Ambassador Emil Ghitulescu thanked the Vietnamese State, people, and the Vietnam-Romania Friendship Association for their warm sentiments and support.

He said he appreciates the measures introduced by the Vietnamese Government to fight the pandemic, the efforts of Hanoi authorities, and the participation of the Vietnamese people.

Dinh added that the Association will also hand over 100 million VND to the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee to aid Vietnam's prevention and control efforts./.