German states present COVID-19 rapid test kits to Vietnam hinh anh 1Vietnamese Ambassador to Germany Nguyen Minh Vu (second from right) receives the aid from the German states (Photo: VNA)
Berlin (VNA) - Numerous German states presented the token of over 190,000 COVID-19 quick test kits to Vietnam during a ceremony held at headquarters of the Federal Council (the German Upper House) on June 25.

The assistance was raised by the four states of Hamburg, Bremen, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, and Sachsen-Anhalt. It will be flown to Vietnam by national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines and arrive early next week. 

At the ceremony, representatives of the states spoke highly of the Vietnamese Government’s achievements in the fight against COVID-19, and voiced their belief that with efforts by the Government and people, Vietnam will soon bring the pandemic under control. 

When COVID-19 broke out in Germany and face masks were scarce, the Vietnamese Government, organisations and individuals, as well as the Vietnamese community in the European country, helped local people battle the outbreaks by offering hundreds of thousands of masks, and meal portions to medical workers in the frontline, they recalled. 

For his part, Vietnamese Ambassador to Germany Nguyen Minh Vu underlined that the aid is a symbol of the countries’ solidarity and friendship, especially as Vietnam and Germany are celebrating the 10th year of the strategic partnership.

Even against the backdrop of COVID-19, the relations between Vietnam and German states will continue to flourish in multiple aspects, the diplomat affirmed.

He took the occasion to express his gratitude to Dr. Kambiz Ghawami, Executive Chairman of the World University Service (WUS) non-governmental organisation, for supporting the Embassy of Vietnam in receiving and sending the assistance to the Southeast Asian country.

According to Ghawami, other German states are to present quick test kits to Vietnam in the time to come./.