Lao Defence Ministry supports Viet Nam’s COVID-19 control fund

Update: 08:00 | 24/06/2021
Lao Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Defence Gen. Chansamone Chanyalath on June 23 handed over 200,000 USD to Vietnamese Ambassador to Laos Nguyen Ba Hung in support of Viet Nam's COVID-19 prevention and control fund.
Lao Defence Ministry supports Vietnam’s COVID-19 control fund
Lao Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Defence Gen. Chansamone Chanyalath hands over 200,000 USD to Vietnamese Ambassador to Laos Nguyen Ba Hung.

Gen. Chansamone said that after the fourth wave of COVID-19 broke out and spread to many provinces and cities in Viet Nam, the Lao Ministry of National Defence called on officers and soldiers to contribute money to assist the Vietnamese people.

The sum is not much, but it shows the sentiments of the Lao officers and soldiers towards the Vietnamese people, and reflects the spirit of solidarity and mutual support between the two countries to overcome all difficulties and hardships.

Hung expressed his gratitude to the Lao Ministry of National Defence for the donation, and affirmed to transfer the money to Viet Nam as soon as possible.

He added that the embassy has to date received over 1.2 million USD in cash and medical supplies from Lao agencies, units and enterprises in support of Viet Nam’s fight against the pandemic.

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(Source: VNA)