U.S. President Trump thanks VN for offering protective suits
10:18 | 09/04/2020
VGP – U.S. President Donald J. Trump has extended thanks to Viet Nam for offering medical supplies to the US. 

"This morning, 450,000 protective suits landed in Dallas, Texas. This was made possible because of the partnership of two great American companies—DuPont and FedEx—and our friends in Viet Nam. Thank you!", President Trump wrote on his twitter account.

U.S. Ambassador to Viet Nam was quoted as saying the shipment would help protect healthcare professionals working on the front lines against COVID-19 in the United States and demonstrated the strength of the bilateral relationship.

Since the beginning of this crisis, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) have been collaborating with Vietnamese officials to monitor and respond to the evolving COVID-19 situation. 

Viet Nam has also offered medical supplies to several countries to land help to the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

On April 7, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs To Anh Dung symbolically handed over 550,000 made-in-Viet Nam face masks as gifts from the Vietnamese Government and people to France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK.

In early April, the Vietnamese Government and people presented medical equipment worth over 7 billion VND as gifts to Laos and Cambodia. Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Quoc Dung handed over the gifts, which included specialized protective clothing, medical masks, testing systems and COVID-19 test kits, at a ceremony on April 3.

In February, Vietnam sent breathing equipment, cleanroom suits, gloves and face masks worth 500,000 USD in total to China to help the country fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

Many agencies and organizations in Viet Nam also donated medical supplies to foreign countries in support of the anti-epidemic fight.

Viet Nam has reported 251 infection cases, with no deaths and 126 of the total have been cleared of the virus and exited hospitals./.

By Kim Loan

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