Vietnam, Colombia share experience in COVID-19 pandemic control hinh anh 1At the event. (Photo: VNA)

Buenos Aires (VNA) – The Vietnamese Embassy in Venezuela and Colombia held a webinar on sharing experience in controlling the COVID-19 pandemic and measures for the economic recovery of Vietnam and Colombia on December 15.

Addressing the event, Vietnamese Chargé d'Affaires Van Cong Thang affirmed that the relationship between Vietnam and Colombia has achieved many achievements in politics, diplomacy, culture and society after 42 years of establishing diplomatic relations.

Given the complicated developments of the COVID-19 pandemic, Vietnam is ready to exchange experience with Colombia in response to pandemic control as well as post-pandemic economic recovery measures, he said.

According to the Vietnamese diplomat, the pandemic has been basically controlled in Vietnam, but still must continue to implement the 5K message, speed up vaccination, raise people's awareness and other necessary measures. Vietnam is gradually implementing safe, flexible adaptation and effective control of the COVID-19 pandemic and is becoming an attractive destination for trade, investment and tourism activities in the region and the world.

Regarding economic recovery measures, Thang said that the Vietnamese Government has set forth short-term solutions related to COVID-19 prevention, ensuring social security, and supporting businesses. He also underlined the Government’s goal of controlling inflation and stabilising the country’s macroeconomy in the long term.  

For her part, Vice chairwoman of the Colombia - Vietnam Chamber of Commerce (CCV) Nohora Pardo said that Colombia has built a vaccination network to deploy a nationwide vaccination programme. Colombia has so far injected 60.8 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

As many as 26.24 million people have received two shots, accounting for 51.6 percent of the population. The Colombian government also allows private companies and organisations to import vaccines and vaccinate their employees.

She emphasised that after reaching vaccine coverage of over 50 percent of the population, Colombia has revived the economy by adopting measures to support businesses and people through the National Emergency Mitigation Fund with preferential credit package and employment support programme.

Also at the event, Vice President, CEO of the Sao Thai Duong Joint Stock Company, Nguyen Thi Huong Lien introduced the company’s Kovir capsule in supporting the treatment for COVID-19 infected patients which help reduce symptoms and shorten the treatment period. She also wishes to strengthen medical cooperation to carry out promotional activities for Kovir in the Colombian market./.