In a letter sent to his Vietnamese counterpart Pham Minh Chinh, the Lao leader expressed his sympathy over the complex developments of COVID-19 in many Vietnamese cities and provinces.

Lao leaders and people highly value the drastic and timely measures adopted by Vietnam to fight the pandemic, he stressed.

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On this occasion, Phankham Viphavanh thanked the Vietnamese side for its support to Laos during the pandemic combat, and affirmed that the Lao Party, Government and people are willing to stand side by side with Vietnam, in line with the spirit of the great friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries.

Over the past days, many agencies and organisations in Laos raised funds to aid the pandemic fight in Vietnam.

Laos’ National Assembly Vice Chairperson Khambay Damlath and PTL Holding Committee Limited Strategy and Planning Chairman Alounkeo Kittikhoun, who is also former Minister of the Lao Prime Minister’ Office, on June 3 and 4 handed over 30,000 USD in total to the Vietnamese Embassy in Laos to support the pandemic fight in the neighbouring country.

Vietnamese Ambassador Nguyen Ba Hung thanked the meaningful and timely gift from the Lao side, and noted his belief that Vietnam will fulfil its dual goal of pandemic containment and socio-economic development.

Source: VNA