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Vietnam presents Laos with medical supplies for COVID-19 fight

The Military Commands of Kon Tum, Binh Dinh, and Quang Ngai provinces on April 16 handed over medical supplies to their counterparts in the Lao provinces of Champasak and Attapeu to fight COVID-19.

The handover ceremony took place at the Bo Y International Border Gate in the Central Highlands’ Kon Tum province.

Including thermometers, protective suits, face masks, rubber gloves, hand sanitizer, and disinfectant, the medical supplies are worth nearly 1 billion VND (42,500 USD).

Agencies in the two countries have joined hands over the last two months to combat the pandemic in border areas and coordinated with local authorities in communications efforts to raise public awareness of the virus.

Colonel Xocxay Phimmala from Attapeu’s Military Command thanked the Vietnamese side for its assistance, which will contribute to promoting the friendship, special solidarity, and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries in general and the Military Commands in particular./.