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Vietnam presents antimicrobial face masks to Russia

Deputy Foreign Minister To Anh Dung on April 13 handed over the token of the relief aid of 150,000 made-in-Vietnam antimicrobial face masks from the Vietnamese Government and people to help their counterparts in Russia.

Speaking at the handover ceremony, Dung said the complexities caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have posed unprecedented challenges to countries and territories around the globe.

Vietnam has kept a close watch on and appreciates the timely countermeasures taken by Russian President Vladimir Putin and his government to tackle the pandemic as well as the support provided to the Vietnamese community in the country, he said, adding international cooperation and enhanced solidarity are important factors in protecting the health and safety of people and mitigating the impact of the epidemic.

Vietnam always stands ready to work closely, share its experience with, and join hands with Russia to take necessary measures to contain and quickly push back the epidemic, in the context that the two countries are celebrating the 70th anniversary of their bilateral diplomatic ties, he stressed.

For his part, Russian Ambassador to Vietnam K. Vnuko thanked the Vietnamese Government and people for their valuable assistance. He spoke highly of the effective measures taken by the Vietnamese Government in COVID-19 prevention and control, which have received praise from the international community.

He expressed his hope that with solidarity and joint efforts, the two countries will soon contain the COVID-19 pandemic.