At the handover ceremony (Photo: VNA)

The donation was handed over to the Lao Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control in Vientiane on April 22nd.

According to Vietnamese Counsellor Vu Van Hoa, the sum may be small but it comes from the heart, in the hope of helping the Lao Government and people quickly contain the pandemic and gain economic recovery.

On behalf of the Lao Government, Minister of Health and Deputy Head of the Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control Bounkong Syhavong thanked the embassy for the donation.

He said that since COVID-19 spread globally, the Vietnamese Government and people, though facing their own difficulties, have provided tremendous support for Laos.

He emphasized that apart from donating medical supplies, Vietnam has also sent experts to share their experience in curbing the epidemic, and added that Vietnam has always stood by Laos’ side in times of need./.