The Association of Vietnamese in Cambodia, the Committee for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs (COVA)’s HCM City branch and Pham Ngoc Thach University of Medicine on January 24 provided free medical check-ups and gifts for 500 poor OVs and Cambodian people living in Phnom Penh.

This is an annual activity held by the HCM City authorities to help poor OVs and Cambodian people enjoy a happy Lunar New Year, said Nguyen Thi Hanh, Vice Chairwoman of COVA’s HCM City branch.

It also aims to promote the friendship and solidarity between Vietnam and Cambodia, she added.

Vice Mayor of Phnom Penh’s Chbar Ampov Tek Chani spoke highly of Vietnamese organisations and businesses’ kind-hearted action, considering it a symbol of the friendship and attachment between the two countries.

She said she hopes that Vietnam’s voluntary groups will continue their humanitarian activities to support poor people in Cambodia.

Over the years, Vietnamese voluntary doctors have conducted a number of visits to deliver free medical check-ups and surgery for the Cambodian poor.-VNA