Speaking at the ceremony, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Quang Hieu, Chairman of the State Committee for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs, thanked overseas Vietnamese and Bac in particular for support provided amid the pandemic.

At the ceremony

He said that in response to an appeal from leaders of the Party, State, Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee, and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, overseas Vietnamese donated nearly 80 billion VND together with goods and materials to fight the pandemic and overcome the consequences of natural disasters in the central region.

Relevant agencies have arranged 468 flights bringing home more than 113,000 Vietnamese from more than 59 countries and territories and sent over 830,000 masks, protective suits, medical equipment, food, and other necessities to Vietnamese communities in more than 20 pandemic-hit areas.

The ministry, he added, also called on units, agencies, localities, and businesses to offer food and material supplies to Vietnamese in Laos and Cambodia.

Source: VNA