Overseas Vietnamese assist storm victims in Laos hinh anh 1 The Vietnamese Embassy in Laos presents aids to Lao storm victims (Source: VNA)

Vientiane (VNA) – Chargé d’ affaires of the Vietnamese Embassy in Laos Nguyen Thanh Tung presented about 9,550 USD to the Lao side on October 9 to assist local people affected by storm Sonca in early August.

The diplomat said both Laos and Vietnam were heavily influenced by recent natural disasters, especially storms Doksuri in Vietnam and Sonca in Laos.

In response to the Lao and Vietnamese governments’ call for donation, the embassy’s staff and Vietnamese people and businesses in Laos have donated to support storm victims in the two countries. The same financial aid was also sent to support affected people in Vietnam, he noted.

Lao Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Welfare Baykham Khatthiya appreciated the support of Vietnamese people, describing it as an illustration of the two countries’ traditional solidarity and mutual support throughout history.

On behalf of the Lao Government and people, she highly valued the role of the Vietnamese Embassy in linking the two countries. She added that the aid will be swiftly delivered to storm victims.

Storm Sonca hit Laos in late July and early August, triggering downpours, floods and landslides in 14 provinces, killing 10 people and causing heavy property damage.-VNA