Friendship association presents face masks to Italy

Thursday, 2020-04-02 17:48:07
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NDO/VNA – The Vietnam-Italy Friendship Association has presented over 41,500 face masks to Italy to help Italian people in the fight against COVID-19.

The association’s representatives recently handed over the gift to the Embassy of Italy in Vietnam, said the association’s Vice Chairman - former Ambassador to Italy Dang Khanh Thoai.

Thoai said the masks are donated by people who love Italy, adding that the relief is part of a campaign initiated by the association to support the European country severely struggling against the pandemic.

For his part, Italian Ambassador to Vietnam Antonio Alessandro expressed his gratitude for the support of the Vietnamese people and the Vietnam-Italy Friendship Association, as Vietnam is also exerting great effort in its fight against the global pandemic.

He voiced his belief that COVID-19 will soon be repelled in Vietnam and Italy as well as across the globe.

Bilateral relations will continue to thrive, benefitting the people of the two nations and contributing to the peace and friendship of the world, he added.

Italy is among the hardest hit nations in the COVID-19 pandemic, with a total of 110,570 cases as of April 2 and the world’s highest death toll of more than 13,150.