At the event (Photo: VNA)

At the ceremony, the SCOV received 50,000 face masks that the VFF Central Committee sent to Vietnamese citizens in the US who are facing difficulties due to the pandemic.

The Deputy Foreign Minister said that overseas Vietnamese all over the world have warmly responded to the call of Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong, the appeal of the Presidium of the VFF Central Committee and the directive of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, and raised support for efforts to fight COVID-19 in Vietnam.

He stressed that the meaningful support reflects the tradition of solidarity, the patriotic spirit and the compassion of the Overseas Vietnamese community.

President of the VFF Central Committee Tran Thanh Man announced that the VFF has so far received over VND2 trillion worth of support in both cash and kind, donated by agencies, businesses, organisations and individuals both inside and outside the country.

Initial statistics of the SCOV showed that overseas Vietnamese have donated more than VND34 billion and a large volume of medical supplies as of May 19th./.