Kunming provides medical supplies to Vientiane, Luang Prabang

KUNMING City in China has provided medical supplies and equipment including two ambulances to Vientiane and Luang Prabang under the theme “Sister cities join hands to fight against Covid-19”.

The Consulate General of China to Luang Prabang said that the handover ceremony for the donation was held at the Municipal Administrative Centre recently in Kunming, the capital city of Yunnan province, China.

The ceremony was also attended by Consul General of Laos to Kunming, Khamphone Vongsanty; Deputy Mayor of Kunming City, Hu Bao Guo and Vice President of Yunnan People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, who is also one of the leading officials of the Foreign Affairs Office of Yunnan provincial Government, Cheng Yun Chuan.

The Consulate General of China also highlighted that the people of China and Laos have gone to each other’s aid and worked together to fight against the coronavirus this year. In its darkest moment when Kunming was fighting the virus, the Vientiane government and people generously donated money and much needed medical supplies worth about 261,000 yuan (RM157,480).

When the pandemic was brought under control, Kunming was able to return the favour and donate a batch of medical supplies to Vientiane to improve medical and sanitary conditions.

Hu Bao Guo said that common mountains and rivers link Yunnan province and Laos, and the friendly contacts between the two peoples could be dated back to long ago.

As the capital city of Yunnan province, Kunming is one of the hubs for China-Laos cooperation in the fields of economy, trade, culture, tourism, education, technology, and more. — Vientiane Times/ANN

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