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Indian navy ship arrives in Ho Chi Minh City with COVID-19 relief aid

Indian navy ship arrives in Ho Chi Minh City with COVID-19 relief aid

Tuesday, August 31, 2021, 11:51 GMT+7
Indian navy ship arrives in Ho Chi Minh City with COVID-19 relief aid
A representative (left) of the Consulate General of India in Ho Chi Minh City attends the welcome event of Indian naval ship Airavat at Khanh Hoi Port, August 30, 2021. Photo: Duc Thang / Tuoi Tre

Indian naval ship Airavat arrived in Ho Chi Minh City on Monday to deliver coronavirus relief aid including 300 oxygen concentrators and 100 metric tons of liquid medical oxygen.

The shipment is a gift from the Indian government to help Vietnam combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

It symbolizes India’s commitment to the comprehensive strategic partnership with Vietnam, the Indian Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas said on Twitter on Monday.

Lieutenant Colonel Nguyen Anh Duc from the Ho Chi Minh City Border Guard, Colonel Tran Dinh Nui from of the Naval Region 2, representatives of the municipal Port Border Guards and the Consulate General of India in Ho Chi Minh City attended the welcome event upon Airavat’s arrival at Khanh Hoi Port in the southern city the same day.

The port call ensured safety and security requirements in accordance with Vietnam’s regulations for foreign military ships visiting the country and on management of maritime activities, while strictly complying with the rules on COVID-19 prevention and control in Ho Chi Minh City.

The official receiving ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday.

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