Representatives of the Vietnamese Community in the Czech Republic present medical supplies and equipment to a local organization (Photo: VNA)

Dr. Nguyen Duy Nhien, Chairman of the Overseas Vietnamese Association in the Czech Republic, said the above after an online conference held to summarize and evaluate the activities over the past time, and direction and solutions in the coming time, especially overcoming the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to Mr. Nguyen Duy Nhien, 2020 is a year with many challenges and fluctuations in the context of the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Despite facing many difficulties in business and life in the past period, the Vietnamese community has made a great contribution to the Czech government and people in the prevention of the COVID-19 pandemic.

As soon as the COVID-19 epidemic broke out, the Vietnamese community in the Czech Republic always obeyed and trusted anti-epidemic measures of the Czech Government, and actively made hundreds of thousands of face masks and thousands of liters of antiseptic liquid to donate to health facilities, committees, social organizations, authorities and local people; and donated over 5 million CZK and tons of medical supplies and equipment to support the anti-pandemic units.

These humane and meaningful actions have been recognized and highly appreciated by the Government and people of the Czech Republic, who sent thank-you letters to Vietnamese associations and individuals.

In addition, the Vietnamese community in the Czech Republic also looks towards the homeland.

Within two weeks of launching a fund drive, the Overseas Vietnamese Association in the Czech Republic collected about 2 billion VND to support the recovery of Central Vietnam flood victims.

Vietnamese Ambassador to the Czech Republic Thai Xuan Dung said that although the pandemic in the Czech Republic is still undergoing complicated development, Vietnamese people in the Czech Republic still enthusiastically participate in activities to support and accompany the Czech Government in the fight against the pandemic.

On this occasion, Ambassador Thai Xuan Dung also shared the good assessments of Czech President Milos Zeman and Prime Minister Andrej Babis on the contributions of the Vietnamese community in the Czech Republic over the past time and the impressions of the Czech leaders with the Vietnamese community in other fields.

The Ambassador emphasized that when Central Vietnam faced storms and floods, the Overseas Vietnamese Association in the Czech Republic quickly called upon contribution in both material and spirit to help the people in the Central region.

Ambassador Thai Xuan Dung hoped that the Overseas Vietnamese Association in the Czech Republic will continue to promote solidarity and strength, gradually integrate deeply and develop in all aspects in the host country./.