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Vietnam presents medical supplies to Japan, Russia

Vietnam on April 16 presented medical supplies as gifts of its government and people to their Japanese counterparts to support them in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Accordingly, the Vietnamese government donated made-in-Vietnam face masks and medical supplies worth 100,000 USD in total to Japan.

On this occasion, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc also presented 50,000 medical face masks to the Russian Presidential Office and the Japanese Cabinet Office.

While handing over the medical supplies to the Japanese government and people, Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son said amid the complicated developments of COVID-19, Vietnam and Japan have soon deployed cooperation within bilateral and multilateral frameworks to combat the pandemic, including coordination in successfully holding the online Special ASEAN+3 Summit on COVID-19 on April 14.

Asazuma Shinichi, Envoy of the Japanese Embassy in Vietnam, thanked the Vietnamese government and people for their valuable support, saying the gifts are a source of great encouragement and demonstrate the sentiment and solidarity Vietnam has given to Japan.

The official described Vietnam as a model in coping with COVID-19 and affirmed that, based on the bilateral extensive strategic partnership, Japan will continue coordinating closely, sharing information and cooperating with Vietnam to combat the disease.

Presenting the gifts to the Russian Presidential Office, Minister-Chairman of the Government Office Mai Tien Dung said as a comprehensive strategic partner and traditional friend of Russia, Vietnam has always kept a close watch on the situation in Russia and highly evaluated the prompt and drastic measures that Russia has taken to prevent and control COVID-19.

Vietnam believed that under the leadership of President Vladimir Putin and the solidarity of the Russian people as well as its world-leading medical capacity, the country will soon win in the fight against the pandemic, Dung added.

He affirmed that, as a responsible member of the international community, Vietnam is willing to share experience and join hands with other countries to implement countermeasures against COVID-19.

Russian Ambassador to Vietnam K. Vnukov thanked Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc as well as leaders of the Government Office, ministries, and sectors of Vietnam for the support./.