Medical supplies for Vietnamese in Europe to cope with COVID-19 hinh anh 1The Flamingo Holding Group presents medical supplies to help overseas Vietnamese in Europe cope with COVID-19. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) -
The State Committee for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs held a ceremony in Hanoi on May 8 to receive medical supplies from the Flamingo Holding Group to assist overseas Vietnamese in Russia, the UK, and France fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

Vice chairman of the committee Luong Thanh Nghi said Vietnamese communities abroad are an inseparable part of the nation.

He greatly appreciated the invaluable support of individuals and organisations at home and abroad towards overseas Vietnamese, especially those in the UK, France, and Russia.

A range of domestic organisations and individuals have donated medical equipment and food in support of Vietnamese expatriates affected by the pandemic, he noted.

In response to a call from Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong and the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee, Vietnamese communities in foreign countries also raised over 33 billion VND (over 1.4 million USD) and presented medical supplies to help the homeland’s COVID-19 prevention and control efforts.

At the ceremony, Nghi received 43,000 face masks and medicines for overseas Vietnamese in Russia, as well as 10,000 face masks for those in the UK and 10,000 face masks for those in France./.