Switzerland presents 13 tonnes of medical supplies to Viet Nam

An aid package of 13 tonnes of medical supplies from the Swiss Government is expected to arrive at Tan Son Nhat airport, Ho Chi Minh City on the morning of August 13, the Vietnamese Embassy in Switzerland said, citing a notice from the Humanitarian Aid Agency under the Swiss Foreign Ministry.
Switzerland presents 13 tonnes of medical supplies to Viet Nam
Switzerland presents 13 tonnes of medical supplies to Viet Nam. (Photo: VNA)

The relief shipment worth 125 billion VND (5 million CHF) comprises 30 ventilators, 500,000 antigen test kits and 300,000 antibacterial masks. It was part of the outcomes of the visit to Viet Nam by Swiss Vice President and Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis from August 6-8.

During the visit, the Swiss Vice President shared the difficulties that Viet Nam is facing, and agreed that the two countries should continue to share experience in COVID-19 prevention and control while carrying out the roadmap for economic recovery and strengthening bilateral cooperation in the health sector, especially in the transfer of production technology for vaccines and drugs to treat COVID-19.

The aid package is a precious and timely gift of the Swiss Government to Viet Nam, reflecting the good friendship and cooperation between Viet Nam and Switzerland over the past five decades.

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(Source: Vietnamese Embassy in Switzerland)