Vietnam donates medical equipment to Sri Lanka

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The Government of Vietnam yesterday donated medical supplies worth $ 30,000 (over Rs. 5 million) to Sri Lanka, in support of Sri Lanka’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement. 

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam Nguyen Quoc Dung, made a symbolic handing over of the donation to Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Vietnam Prasanna Gamage at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam in Hanoi. 

Deputy Minister Dung, while bestowing the donation, recalled the longstanding friendship between the two countries and the mutual assistance extended during times of both hardship and prosperity.

He further added that adversities such as the COVID-19 pandemics had compelled and necessitated the world to re-examine the importance of international cooperation.

Ambassador Gamage, while conveying the sincere appreciation and gratitude of the Government of Sri Lanka towards the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam on its generous donation, sincerely reaffirmed the continuity of Sri Lanka’s cooperation with Vietnam. He also commended the excellent record of Vietnam in combatting COVID-19, as well as Vietnam’s generosity in donating medical supplies to numerous other countries in need.