H.E. Mr. Sengphet Houngboungnuang, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Lao PDR to S.R of Vietnam and H.E. Mr. Hoang Xuan Chien, Deputy Minister of National Defense of S.R of Vietnam participated in the Handover Ceremony of medical supplies from the Ministry of National Defense of S.R of Vietnam to the Ministry of National Defense of Lao PDR through the Embassy of Lao PDR in Hanoi, which is held on October 8, 2021 at the Ministry of National Defense of S.R of Vietnam.
On this occasion, H.E. Mr. Hoang Xuan Chien, Deputy Minister of National Defense of S.R of Vietnam expressed cordial empathized with the current situation of Covid-19 outbreak in community in Lao PDR and cited that the medical supplies support and assistance from Ministry of National Defense of Vietnam are a heartfelt assistance to the Ministry of National Defense of Lao PDR and Lao people in general. In addition, H.E Mr. Chien, is also highly confident that the Covid-19 pandemic in Lao PDR will be speedily controlled under the leadership of government and LPRP in order to bring local resident to live in new normal livelihood.The medical supplies include personal protective equipment suits (PPE), test kits of Covid-19 and hygiene and disinfection liquid with the total amount of 5,2 trillion dong (Vietnamese currency).
H.E. Mr. Sengphet Houngboungnuang, Ambassador of Lao PDR to S.R of Vietnam, highly valued and extended cordial gratitude to the Ministry of National Defense of S.R of Vietnam for supporting the medical supplies of Covid-19 and this assistance of medical supplies is given amidst of Covid-19 outbreak in the community in Lao PDR and he also reaffirmed that all equipment support will be utilized and reached to the concerned authorities of Lao PDR in order to fulfill the mission of Covid-19 prevention and control in Laos. Furthermore, H.E Mr. Sengphet is confident that our two countries, Laos-Vietnam, will be able to prevail this difficulty situation together.
The potential alternatives for strengthening the bilateral cooperation and implementation of agreements signed by two ministries of National Defense of Laos and Vietnam are also discussed and talked in the meeting.