Vietnam presents 50,000 USD for Myanmar’s COVID-19 fight

Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung, on behalf of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, symbolically handed over 50,000 USD to the Ambassador of Myanmar to Vietnam Kyaw Soe Win to support the country’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

 
vietnam presents 50000 usd for myanmars covid 19 fight
Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung and Ambassador of Myanmar to Vietnam Kyaw Soe Win at the handover ceremony. (Photo: Tuan Anh)

Speaking at a ceremony in Ha Noi on April 10, Dung said Vietnam and Myanmar are 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 demonstrates 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 will partly help Myanmar overcome this difficult time.

The Deputy FM affirmed that with its role as Chair of ASEAN in 2020 and as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council in 2020-2021, Vietnam will 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 favorable conditions for the Vietnamese community in the country to stabilize their lives and gain access to necessary healthcare services.

Ambassador Kyaw Soe Win said the Vietnamese Government’s support provides great encouragement to Myanmar during this time.

He spoke of Vietnam’s achievements in disease prevention and control and added that its active support for and cooperation with other countries expresses its sense of responsibility as Chair of ASEAN in 2020 and a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council in 2020-2021.

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