Health Ministry receives 100,000 doses of Russian-donated Sputnik Light vaccine hinh anh 1At the handover ceremony (Photo:
Hanoi (VNA) – Deputy Minister of Health Tran Van Thuan received 100,000 doses of the Sputnik Light COVID-19 vaccine donated for Vietnam by the Russian Government at a ceremony held in Hanoi on December 29.

Speaking at the handover, Thuan appreciated the assistance of the Russian Government and people, considering it a source of great encouragement for Vietnam.  

The support is even more meaningful as the two nations are about to celebrate the 72nd founding anniversary of their diplomatic relations (January 30, 1950 - 2022), contributing to further strengthening their traditional friendship and cooperation, the official added.

He vowed to use the vaccine properly in line with Vietnam’s urgent pandemic prevention and control demand.

Attending the ceremony, Russian Ambassador to Vietnam Gennady Stepanovich Bezdetko stressed that the two sides should continue working together in response to the pandemic via specific medical engagements.

Russia will accompany Vietnam in this challenging fight, the diplomat affirmed./.