Vietnam presents medical supplies to Sweden hinh anh 1Deputy Foreign Minister To Anh Dung (R) symbolically presents the medical supplies to Swedish Ambassador to Vietnam Ann Mawe (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) - Deputy Foreign Minister To Anh Dung handed over the token of the 100,000 antibacterial cloth face masks manufactured in Vietnam to the Swedish government and people to support them in the fight against the raging COVID-19 pandemic.

Addressing the hand-over ceremony, Dung, empowered by the Prime Minister, said Vietnam highly valued the Swedish government’s efforts in response to the pandemic and the country stands ready to cooperate, exchange experience and join hands with other nations, including Sweden, in the COVID-19 fight.

He emphasised the importance of international cooperation and solidarity to ensuring people’s health, and expressed thanks to the valuable support and assistance provided by Sweden to Vietnam during its struggle for national independence and reunification in the past and the current cause of development and international integration.

Swedish Ambassador to Vietnam Ann Mawe expressed her thanks to the Government and people of Vietnam for the valuable gift, describing it as a vivid evidence of the traditional friendship and close cooperation between the two countries. 

She spoke highly of the Vietnamese Government’s outstanding achievements in combating the COVID-19, expressing her belief that with efforts and solidarity, the countries will win the fight, and relations between Vietnam and Sweden will continue advancing in both bilateral and multilateral aspects in the time to come./.