Support for Vietnamese peacekeeping forces to fight COVID-19 hinh anh 1A quarantine area at Vietnamese field hospital No.2 in South Sudan (Photo: field hospital No.2)

Hanoi (VNA)
– The State Committee on Overseas Vietnamese Affairs under the Foreign Ministry held a ceremony on May 15 to present over 232 million VND to the Defence Ministry’s Department of Peacekeeping Operations.

The sum will be sent to the Vietnamese peacekeeping forces in South Sudan and the Central African Republic in an effort to fight COVID-19.

Speaking at the event, deputy head of the committee Luong Thanh Nghi said the sum was donated by the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (BAOOV), adding that it is their first activity towards the Vietnamese peacekeeping mission.

Nghi expressed his belief that the forces will continue upholding their sense of solidarity and overcoming difficulties to fulfil assigned tasks.

Founded in 2009, the BAOOV groups more than 300 members, including Vietnamese businesspeople and enterprises from over 38 countries and territories.

Over the past years, it has partnered with the State Committee on Overseas Vietnamese Affairs to promote economic and trade ties between Vietnam and countries./.