Major General Nguyen Xuan Kien at the talk

During the talk, General Kien shared experiences in controlling COVID-19 and giving treatment to COVID-19 patients in general and to members of the Vietnamese military in particular over the past time.

Kien highlighted the joint efforts of the entire political system, the decisive decision making of the Government, and the engagement of all ministries, departments, and localities in the fight against the pandemic in Vietnam. He also confirmed that the Vietnam People’s Army has played a key and leading role in fighting COVID-19.

He also spoke highly of the achievements in fighting COVID-19 attained by the Sri Lankan Government and military, including General Shavendra Silva who heads the Sri Lankan National Operation Center for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

At the talk

For his part, General Shevandra Silva thanked the Vietnamese Ministry of National Defense for setting up this phone talk.

The Sri Lankan officer said that even though his country has reaped important outcomes in COVID-19 prevention, the pandemic has still developed in a complicated manner. Each day, the country has hundreds of new COVID-19 cases.

He took this chance to thank Vietnam for effective COVID-19 experience sharing, which will be applied to the country’s approach as it fights the pandemic.

At the talk, the two sides also agreed to make a proposal to enhance cooperation in military medicine and COVID-19 prevention and control between the leaders of each country’s Ministry of National Defense in order to realize the Memorandum of Understanding on bilateral defense cooperation which was signed in 2011.

Translated by Mai Huong