Vietnamese expat community support Laos in battling COVID-19 hinh anh 1Chairman of the General Association of Vietnamese in Laos Nguyen Duy Trung (third from left) presents the aid to Lao Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Somdy Duangdy (Photo: VNA)

Vientiane (VNA) -
The Vietnamese community in Laos presented assistance totaling 113.9 million kip (13,000 USD) to Lao Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Somdy Duangdy on April 10 to support the country’s fight against the COVID-19 outbreak.

The aid was raised by the General Association of Vietnamese and the Vietnam Business Association for Cooperation and Investment in Laos (Viet-Lao BACI).

At the ceremony to hand over the funds in Vientiane, Chairman of the General Association Nguyen Duy Trung said Vietnamese individuals and entrepreneurs in Laos have kept a close eye on the situation in the country and appreciate the drastic measures taken by the Lao Government to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Deputy PM Somdy Duangdy thanked the General Association and the Viet-Lao BACI for their support.

He asked both to raise awareness among members of preventive measures and compliance with regulations issued by the country’s national committee for COVID-19 prevention and control.

He also spoke of recent support from the Vietnamese Government and people, noting that the Ministry of National Defence has sent medical experts to Laos to exchange experience in COVID-19 prevention and control./.