Vietnamese Embassy donates 6,800 USD to Laos’ COVID-19 fight hinh anh 1At the event (Photo: VNA)
Vientiane (VNA) - The Embassy of Vietnam in Laos has raised 160 million VND (6,830 USD) in donation to help the host country fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

The donation was handed over to the Lao Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control in Vientiane on April 22.

The sum may be small but it comes from the heart in the hope of helping the Lao Government and people quickly contain the pandemic and recover the economy, Vietnamese Counsellor Vu Van Hoa said.

On behalf of the Lao Government, Minister of Health and Deputy Head of the Steering Committee Bounkong Syhavong thanked the Embassy for the donation.

Since COVID-19 spread globally, the Vietnamese Government and people, though facing their own difficulties, have provided tremendous support for Laos, he said.

Medical supplies have been donated and experts sent to share their experience in curbing the epidemic, he noted, adding that Vietnam has always stood by Laos’ side in times of need./.