Responding to the call of Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and the leader of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee at the launching ceremony of the National COVID-19 Vaccine Fund on June 5, 2021; and the call of the Presidium and the Sub-Committee on Social Mobilization, the overseas Vietnamese community continues to actively send cash, equipment and medical products to support the COVID-19 fight at home.


Minister Bui Thanh Son presents donations by overseas Vietnamese people and businesses in Japan to support the COVID-19 fight and Vaccine Fund (Photo: baoquocte.vn) 

Up to now, the amount of donations from the overseas Vietnamese community has reached 29 billion VND, which has been sent to various units such as the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee, the National COVID-19 Vaccine Fund or directly to localities, to prevent and control COVID-19 pandemic.

Speaking at the ceremony, Minister Bui Thanh Son said that the amount of over 3 billion VND is donated by overseas Vietnamese communities and businesses in China, Russia, UK, Israel, Japan, Switzerland, Mozambique, Egypt, New Zealand, Ukraine and Cambodia.

In the context that overseas Vietnamese in many parts of the world are also facing difficulties due to the pandemic, this is a valuable and meaningful support, demonstrating the tradition of solidarity, patriotism and humanity, the spirit of overcoming difficulties, and mutual affection of the overseas Vietnamese community to the people in the country.

On behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Minister Bui Thanh Son expressed his sincere thanks to the overseas Vietnamese community; affirmed that over the past time, in spite of facing many difficulties caused by the impact of the pandemic on life, overseas Vietnamese have always maintained the tradition of solidarity and looked towards the homeland.

On this occasion, the Minister also thanked the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee for its timely and practical support in overseas Vietnamese affairs over the past time.

He requested the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee quickly transfer the amount of support from the overseas Vietnamese community to localities, including Kien Giang province’s Ha Tien city, where many F0 cases have been detected while resources for pandemic prevention and control were limited.

Receiving the support, Chairman of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Do Van Chien sincerely thanked the overseas Vietnamese community for the good deed; emphasizing that Vietnam's success in COVID-19 prevention and control includes the significant contribution of overseas Vietnamese; at the same time, he committed to distribute the donation in an open, transparent and right way.

On same day, Vice Chairman-Secretary General of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Le Tien Chau also received 300 million VND from Daikin Company to support the National COVID-19 Vaccine Fund./.

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