According to Lieutenant General Vu Chien Thang, Director of the Department of Foreign Relations, the medical supplies included 3-layer antibacterial face masks, hand sanitizer, antibacterial AKD08 Nano masks, and face shields. These high quality medical supplies were produced by the MND’s affiliated units.

Amid the complicated development of the COVID-19 pandemic globally, the support promotes friendship and cooperation between the Vietnam People’s Army and defense forces of other countries. It also demonstrated Vietnam’s responsibility to the community in dealing with global issues, especially when Vietnam is undertaking the roles of the ASEAN Chair 2020 and a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for the 2020-2021 tenure.

Lieutenant General Vu Chien Thang speaking at the event

During the ceremony, representatives of the French, Hungarian and Republic of Korean militaries hailed Vietnam’s effective measures to prevent and control COVID-19 pandemic over the past time while expressing their thanks to the Vietnamese people and military for their assistance.

Senior Colonel Ryou Jea Guen, Republic of Korean Defense Attaché said these gifts not only help his country fight against the COVID-19 pandemic but also promote the friendship between the two countries.

Meanwhile, Lieutenant Colonel Marc Raza, French Defense Attaché to Vietnam affirmed that he hopes the sound and multifaceted cooperation between Vietnam and France, especially in the field of defense, would be further developed.

Translated by Minh Anh