Romania pledges to donate 100,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses to Vietnam

State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc on July 14 had phone talks with his Romanian counterpart Klaus Iohannis.

President Phuc expressed gratitude toward Romania’s support and prompting the signing of agreements on trade and investment between Vietnam and the EU during the term Romania was rotating chair of the bloc.

He said he was delighted that these agreements have positive influences on the bilateral economic cooperation as two-way trade turnover was up by 10% to 300 million USD in 2020 despite the pandemic.

For his part, President Iohannis affirmed Romania stood ready to accompany Vietnam in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic. He informed the Vietnamese counterpart that his country would donate 100,000 AstraZeneca vaccines to Vietnam and would consider giving more vaccines to assist Vietnam in the coming time.

The two state leaders also exchanged opinions on measures aimed at bolstering bilateral relations, especially in the fields of economy and trade, education and training, as well as human resources, among others./.