Vietnam Embassy in Switzerland raises over 32,500 CHF for COVID-19 fund at home hinh anh 1Vietnamese Ambassador Le Linh Lan receives the donation from Swiss businessman Urs Angst (Photo: VNA)

Geneva (VNA) – The Vietnamese Embassy in Switzerland raised more than 32,500 CHF (35,395 USD) for Vietnam’s COVID-19 prevention and control fund at an event held on June 21.

Of the sum, 20,000 CHF were donated by Swiss businessman Urs Angst, CEO of the food processing company Metzgerei-Angst; and 5,000 CHF from Truong Thanh Nguyen, the Vietnamese owner of the Truong Vinh AG company in Switzerland.

Urs Angst told the Vietnam News Agency correspondents in Geneva that he wants to revisit to Vietnam as soon as possible, and his desire could only be achieved if the nation secures enough vaccine for its people.

Nguyen said he donates to the fund to help Vietnamese get vaccinated and Vietnam soon open its border and bring life back to normal.

At the event, Vietnamese Ambassador Le Linh Lan expressed her appreciation for the donors’ contributions in the context that the COVID-19 situation has basically been put under control in Vietnam but the risk of new outbreaks remains high due to the emergence of new coronavirus variants./.