Vietnamese in Thailand, RoK support COVID-19 fight hinh anh 1Deputy Foreign Minister and Chairman of the State Committee on Oversease Vietnamese Affairs Dang Minh Khoi (fourth, left) hands over the money to President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Tran Thanh Man (fifth, right) on April 27 (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA)Overseas Vietnamese in Thailand and the Republic of Korea have donated 704 million VND (30,000 USD) to support the fight against the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the homeland.

Deputy Foreign Minister and Chairman of the State Committee on Oversease Vietnamese Affairs Dang Minh Khoi handed over the money, raised by the General Association of Vietnamese people in Thailand and the Vietnam Business Association in the Republic of Korea (VIBAK), to President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Tran Thanh Man at a ceremony in Hanoi on April 27.

Speaking at the function, Khoi said that the donations reflected the tradition of solidarity and mutual support of the Vietnamese people. Despite difficulties in their host countries, overseas Vietnamese have joined hands in launching fund-raising campaigns to help their compatriots in the homeland combat the disease.

It shows that the overseas Vietnamese community is an inseparable part of the Vietnamese nation, he affirmed.

In addition, Vietnamese in Hungary, Thailand, China, the US, Laos, Cambodia, the Republic of Korea, Poland, the Czech Republic, Britain, Germany and France, have also offered cash and medical supplies such as cloth face masks, clothes, food, protective masks, and gloves to administrations, hospitals and Vietnamese nationals in need in their host countries, he added.

VFF Central Committee President Tran Thanh Man thanked Vietnamese citizens abroad for their heartfelt support to the homeland and said the money and medical supplies will be delivered to those in need in an open and transparent manner.

According to preliminary statistics of the the State Committee on Oversease Vietnamese Affairs, as of April 26, 25 overseas Vietnamese collectives and individuals from 14 countries and territories have donated nearly 33 billion VND (1.4 million USD) and medical supplies to the COVID-19 combat in the homeland./.
VNA