Vietnam gives Myanmar US$50,000 to fight virus


DEPUTY Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung, on behalf of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, symbolically handed over US$50,000 (RM215,716) as gift to the Ambassador of Myanmar to Vietnam Kyaw Soe Win to support the country’s fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.

Speaking at a ceremony in Hanoi on Friday, Dung said Vietnam and Myanmar were not only both members of Asean but also close cooperative partners.

Vietnam’s decision to provide the funds to Myanmar in the context of it also being hit hard by the pandemic demonstrated the close relationship and mutual support between the two countries as well as the solidarity of Asean members.

He expressed his hope that the aid would help Myanmar overcome this difficult time.

Nguyen stressed that with its role as Chair of Asean in 2020 and as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council in 2020-21, Vietnam would maintain close coordination with Myanmar and other countries inside and outside of the region to together conquer the global pandemic.

He asked the Myanmar government to continue creating favourable conditions for the Vietnamese community in the country to stabilise their lives and gain access to necessary healthcare services.

Ambassador Kyaw Soe Win said the Vietnamese government’s support provided great encouragement to Myanmar at this time.

The Vietnamese Government has already donated medical supplies and test kits to Laos and Cambodia. — VNS/ ANN
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