Vietnam has supplied 800 ventilators, two million surgical masks, 300,000 N95 masks, and other medical equipment to Cambodia to support the country’s fight against COVID-19.
The supplies were handed over during a ceremony chaired by Vietnamese Ambassador to Cambodia Vu Quang Minh and Cambodian Minister of Health and head of the central committee for COVID-19 prevention and control Mam Bunheng on Wednesday.
Vietnam had previously provided protective gear, medical masks, COVID-19 testing equipment, and US$200,000 to support Cambodia's coronavirus prevention and control efforts.
Through the Embassy of Vietnam in Cambodia, the Khmer - Vietnam Association in Cambodia, organizations and individuals in Vietnam, as well as Vietnamese organizations and businesses operating in Cambodia have donated goods and funds to help Cambodian agencies and localities in their pandemic response.
At the ceremony, Minister Mam Bunheng expressed his gratitude to Ambassador Minh, as well as the government and people of Vietnam for their continued support, especially in the health sector.
The assistance once again affirmed that the traditional friendship, solidarity, and cooperation between Cambodia and Vietnam, he added.
Ambassador Minh praised Cambodia's achievements in COVID-19 prevention and control.
The Vietnamese diplomat thanked the Cambodian government for treating and caring for Vietnamese citizens infected with the coronavirus in Cambodia, as well as for providing favorable policies on COVID-19 treatment and vaccination for the Vietnamese community there.