At the handover ceremony (Photo: VNA)

The gifts are part of 90,000 medical face masks overseas Vietnamese in the country and the Prague-based Saparia JSC have presented to the Czech Government to support the prevention and control of COVID-19.

Speaking at the handover ceremony, Czech Minister of Foreign Affairs Petříček expressed his thanks to the Vietnamese community for their support amid the spread of COVID-19.

He highly appreciated the close cooperation from the Vietnamese Government in the fight against the virus, highlighting the efforts of relevant Vietnamese agencies in arranging a recent flight taking Czech and EU citizens home from Vietnam.

He also expressed his thanks to Vietnam for caring for Czech citizens infected with COVID-19 while in Vietnam.

Czech Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Maláčová expressed her thanks for the gifts, saying they will be handed over to social institutions in urgent need.

According to Vietnamese Ambassador to the Czech Republic Ho Minh Tuan, overseas Vietnamese in the Czech Republic have actively joined hands with the local government and people in the prevention and control of COVID-19 and donated masks, food, and cash.

Previousy, a Bamboo Airways flight transported over 280 Czech and European citizens from Hanoi to Prague on March 25th. The flight also carried medical supplies presented by the Vietnamese Government to the Czech Republic./.