The face masks were sent to the Overseas Vietnamese Association, the Vietnamese Students’ Association, the France-Vietnam Friendship Association, the France-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentarians’ Groups in the French Senate and National Assembly, the Communist Party of France and the City Halls of Paris, Montreuil and Choisy le Roi.

The Vietnamese Embassy in France presents over 15,000 face masks to both Vietnamese and French associations

Ambassador Nguyen Thiep said the French friends were touched by Vietnam’s gifts.

Stéphanie Do, President of the France-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentarians’ Group in the National Assembly, expressed her gratitude for the timely support.

She pledged to distribute the face masks to elderly locals.

France is one of the Western European nations hardest hit by the disease. As of May 7, it had reported 137,779 confirmed cases and 25,987 fatalities.

Source: VNA