Vietnamese NA assists Cambodian legislature in COVID-19 fight

Wednesday, 2020-05-20 15:55:50
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A gift giving ceremony held at the headquarters of the Cambodian NA on May 20, 2020. (Photo: Nhan Dan Newspaper representative office in Cambodia)
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NDO – The Vietnamese National Assembly (NA) has presented 30,000 face masks as a gift to the Cambodian NA and Senate to assist them in their fight against COVID-19.

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Vietnamese Ambassador in Cambodia Vu Quang Minh, on behalf of Vietnamese NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, presented the masks to the Cambodian delegation at a ceremony held at the Cambodian NA’s headquarters in Phnom Penh on May 20.

Expressing his gratitude for the gifts, General Secretary of the Cambodian NA Leng Peng Long affirmed that the gift from the Vietnamese NA partly meets the Cambodian need for medical supplies to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the country.

It also shows the friendship and solidarity between the two countries in general and the two legislatures in particular, he stated.

Ambassador Vu Quang Minh stated that close cooperation between Vietnamese and Cambodian legislatures on bilateral and multilateral cooperation channels in both regional and international forums, such as Inter-Parliamentary Union, Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum and ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly, has greatly contributed to peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region and around the world.

In the context of COVID-19 causing serious issues all over the world, countries must stand shoulder-to-shoulder in the fight against the disease, the diplomat said, adding that this small gift shows Vietnam’s willingness to share its difficulties with Cambodia in dealing with the challenges created by COVID-19.

Minh also highly praised and congratulated the great successes that the Cambodian Government and people have achieved in the cause of national construction and development, especially in the prevention and control of COVID-19.