The ASEAN Committee in Prague presents foods to the Czech Federation of Food Banks (Photo: VNA)

Speaking at the event, Indonesian Ambassador Kenssy D. Ekangingsih, who is currently the rotating Chair of the ACP, described the move as a vivid illustration for the solidarity between ASEAN and the Czech Republic.

This is one of the cooperative activities between ASEAN countries, including Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam, and the Czech Republic to help local citizens who are facing difficulties due to COVID-19.

Ms. Veronika Lachova, Director of the Czech Federation of Food Banks, thanked the ASEAN nations for supporting the Czech Republic and the federation’s charity organisations in 15 cities and provinces will deliver the goods to the needy.

According to her, the federation received a list of more than 160,000 local people who have been affected by the pandemic.

According to Vietnamese Ambassador to the Czech Republic Thai Xuan Dung, foreign representative offices in the nation, including those from Vietnam, donated food, medicine and medical supplies to help the impoverished to overcome formidable challenges.

The cooperation is significant to enhance solidarity and collaboration within the ASEAN bloc as well as between ASEAN and the Czech Republic, said he.

On this occasion, the Vietnamese Ambassador thanked the Czech Government and competent authorities, particularly the frontline medical workers, for enthusiastically giving treatment to COVID-19 Vietnamese patients./.

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