Vietnamese overseas in Switzerland donate COVID-19 prevention and control fund hinh anh 1The Vietnamese community and Swiss friends participate in a fundraiser to support Vietnam COVID-19 Prevention and Control Fund. (Photo: VNA)

Geneva (VNA) - The Permanent Mission of Vietnam to the United Nations, World Trade Organisation (WTO), and other international organisations in Geneva has called on the Vietnamese community in Geneva and surrounding areas to support Vietnam's COVID-19 prevention and control fund.

A fundraising ceremony was held at the Mission's headquarters.

Ambassador Le Thi Tuyet Mai, head of the Vietnamese mission, stressed that the Government’s priority is to protect the health of people and mobilise all resources to carry out mass inoculation.

She hihglighted the policy and efforts of the State, Government and people of Vietnam in pandemic prevention and control in the country and Vietnam’s contributions to international cooperation as well as support for many countries with masks and medical equipment.

In addition, Ambassador Le Thi Tuyet Mai also praised practical contributions by the Mission's staff to the fight against COVID-19 in Vietnam while protecting themselves from the disease to fulfil their tasks.

In 2020, the Vietnamese community in Geneva and surrounding cities raised more than 64 million VND to help people affected by floods in central Vietnam. The Vietnamese in Switzerland mainly live in Berns, Zurich, Geneva, Laussane, and Neuchâtel./.