European countries to transfer Covid-19 vaccines for Vietnam
Some European countries have pledged to transfer Covid-19 vaccines to Vietnam.
National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue had a meeting with the Vietnamese ambassadors in some European countries.
National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue had a meeting with Vietnamese ambassadors to the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland, Slovenia and Germany On September 5 as soon as he arrived at Vienna-Schwechat airport in Austria. He was in Austria to attend the fifth World Conference of Speakers of Parliament (WCSP5) in Vienna.
At the event, the ambassadors said that they sent National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue’s letter to the parliaments of the European countries to call for assistance in providing Covid-19 vaccines for Vietnam.
Vietnam has received Covid-19 donations from many European countries, including Hungary, Slovakia, Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic. Among those, Germany donated Vietnam 2.5 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine and medical equipment, including 75 ventilators and 20,000 pulse oximeters.
Slovakia has also pledged to transfer two to three million doses of Covid-19 vaccines to Vietnam. Poland and Vietnam are also negotiating the transfer of three million Covid-19 vaccine along with providing Vietnam medical equipment, including ventilators, worth USD4 million.
The Czech government has also committed to transfer 500,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccines to Vietnam.
The ambassadors said that in the coming time, they would continue activities to support Vietnam’s Covid-19 fight.
According to the ambassadors, the Vietnamese community in many European countries have helped Vietnam’s Covid-19 vaccine fund. For instance, Vietnamese people in the Czech Republic have donated VND1.5 billion (USD65,217) to Vietnam’s Covid-19 vaccine fund.
The Vietnamese community in Germany has also contributed EUR50,000 for the country’s Covid-19 fight.
Hue lauded the efforts of Vietnamese representative agencies abroad, including those in Europe, in implementing the vaccine diplomacy, asking the ambassadors to continue to work hard by all means and all channels to get more Covid-19 vaccines to Vietnam.