Poland hands over the medical equipment and supplies to Vietnam (Photo: Vietnamese Embassy in Poland)

The shipment includes 70 ventilators, 50 heart monitors, 267 Biolight volumetric pumps, protective clothing, gloves, medical masks and others.

This is an additional shipment of aid following the batch of 501,600 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine against COVID-19 that the Polish Government committed to give to Vietnam amid the very stressful pandemic situation in Vietnam, especially in Ho Chi Minh City and the southern provinces. Vietnam is the first Asian country to which Poland has donated medical equipment and vaccines against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Speaking at the reception ceremony, Counselor Nguyen Minh Que congratulated Poland on controlling the COVID-19 pandemic and quickly recovering the economy; expressed his thanks for the sharing, timely and meaningful help of the Government and people of Poland to the Government and people of Vietnam amid the most difficult period of the current pandemic.

He also hoped that after the pandemic is controlled, the two countries would continue to increase the exchange of delegations at all levels, as well as promote cooperation in the fields of trade, investment, tourism, education and defense.

Representatives of Polish authorities said that Poland is always ready to share difficulties with Vietnam in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic; affirming Poland's solidarity with Vietnam and the international community to overcome the pandemic together.

The Polish side believes that, with international solidarity and sharing, Vietnam in general and Ho Chi Minh City in particular will soon control the pandemic, minimize damage and soon stabilize the situation for socio-economic development.

The mutual assistance between Vietnam and Poland amid the pandemic demonstrates the solidarity and multifaceted friendship and cooperation between the two countries over the past 70 years, and which has been continuously cultivated and developed./.

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