Vietnamese people in Russia present COVID-19 treatment medicines to homeland

Tuesday, 31/05/2022 16:18
The Overseas Vietnamese Association in Russia has raised an amount of 11.6 million Rubles (190,000 USD) to buy 2,997 boxes of Areplivir medicine to send to Vietnam, contributing to repelling the COVID-19 pandemic in the homeland.

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Delegates at the ceremony (Photo: VNA)

A ceremony was held on May 25 at the headquarters of Promomed Company, a supplier of Areplivir special medicines for COVID-19 treatment, in Moscow (Russia) to handover the batch of Areplivir medicines, purchased with money from a project donated by the Vietnamese community living, working and studying in Russia, to be sent back to Vietnam.

Speaking at the ceremony, Vietnamese Ambassador to Russia Dang Minh Khoi thanked the Vietnamese community in Russia for overcoming difficult circumstances, continuing to do business, and at the same time still looking to the homeland to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

The ambassador affirmed that this batch of medicine contains the sentiment of the Vietnamese community in Russia for the homeland and the country.

He stated that the COVID-19 pandemic is under control thanks to scientists, including Russian scientists, who in a short time have been able to prepare vaccines and special medicines to treat COVID-19. At the same time, he expressed his belief that the cooperative relationship between Vietnam and Russia in the field of medicine and pharmacy will continue to develop.

Chairman of the Overseas Vietnamese Association in Russia Do Xuan Hoang said that this is the most successful project of the Vietnamese community in Russia. He also thanked all members who participated and promoted the project, as well as Russian friends who provided special medicine, because "every pill can cure someone in Vietnam".

On behalf of the Vietnamese Embassy in Russia, Minister Counselor Le Quang Anh received the transfer of the medicine batch from the Permanent Vice President of the Overseas Vietnamese Association in Russia Tran Phu Thuan.

These Areplivir medicines will be transferred to Vietnam to the Ministry of Health for use at medical facilities of Vietnam’s Ministry of Public Security.

The project "Vietnamese Unity" was launched on June 25, 2021, organized by the Overseas Vietnamese Association and the Vietnamese Embassy in Russia through the Fund "Tradition and Friendship”./.