The activity aims to respond to the program "Joining hands to support the Vietnamese homeland against COVID-19" initiated by the Overseas Vietnamese Association in Hungary at the end of August 2021.

At the handover ceremony (Photo: VNA)

The donation of Mr. Duong includes needles, KN95 face masks and antigen test kits, which are all essential medical supplies for Vietnam’s fight against COVID-19. These medical supplies were handed over to the Vietnamese Embassy in Hungary on September 22 at the headquarters of VIMPEX Company in Budapest to transport to Vietnam.

Speaking at the handover ceremony, Mr. Vu Quy Duong shared that he considered his contribution to the homeland as "the heart of a Vietnamese son when he sees the country and its people facing many difficulties."

Receiving the donation, Ambassador Nguyen Thi Bich Thao assessed this as a "very meaningful, very respectful" gift and "shows the hearts and appreciation of people far from home for the people in the country." The ambassador also promised to try to quickly transfer 12.5 tons of medical supplies to the country so that they can be used effectively and meaningfully in the country’s fight against the pandemic.

Through the Executive Board of the Overseas Vietnamese Association, Ambassador Nguyen Thi Bich Thao thanked the Vietnamese community in Hungary for their affection and contributions to the homeland of Vietnam.

Also at the ceremony, Standing Vice President of the Overseas Vietnamese Association, Dr. Phung Kim San summarized the 2-week campaign launched by the association, which drew enthusiastic responce from the community and some Hungarian friends.

Apart from the donation of Mr. Duong, the association raised an amount of 850 million VND, which has been directly transferred to Ho Chi Minh City and Binh Duong province to support frontline health workers and people who are severely affected by the prolonged pandemic./.