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Hanoi presents medical supplies to New York

Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung presented medical supplies to New York on June 1 to help it combat COVID-19.

Speaking at the handover ceremony, Chung said that on the back of the Vietnam - US comprehensive partnership, Hanoi wishes to share part of its resources to assist New York’s administration and people, including 100,000 antibacterial cloth masks and 50,000 medical masks made in Vietnam under the Ministry of Health’s quality standards and the EU’s CE certificate.

Receiving the gift, US Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel J. Kritenbrink congratulated the Vietnamese Government and Hanoi on becoming known as a highlight in the fight against the pandemic, applying active and effective counter-measures.

He said the US is still facing the pandemic and New York is one of the hardest-hit localities.

The ambassador expressed his belief that the gift will soon help New York curb the epidemic.

As 2020 marks the 25th anniversary of Vietnam - US diplomatic ties, the handover ceremony proves the strength of the growing partnership between the two countries in various fields, he said./.