Moscow (VNA) - Vietnamese Ambassador to Russia Ngo Duc Manh sent a letter on April 16 (local time), calling for joint efforts of the community in the host country in the fight against the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic. 

In his letter, the diplomat voiced his sympathies to the difficulties of the overseas Vietnamese in Russia due to impact of the COVID-19.

He also thanked people who supported others in seeking medical help, interpretation, accommodation arrangement and medicine and food, as well as presented self-made face masks to Russian friends at the time of hardship.

Manh called on Vietnamese in the European country to join in a network of their compatriots in the COVID-19 combat in Russia, which aims to support its members in disease prevention and control, thereby stabilising their lives. 

The diplomat also announced a fundraising campaign to benefit Vietnamese people in Russia hurt by the pandemic.

He underlined that people’s compliance with local regulations in the COVID-19 prevention and combat will help promote the image of Vietnamese in the country and contribute to the Vietnam-Russia friendship./.
VNA