An overview of the working session (Photo: VNA)
HCM City (VNA)
Ho Chi Minh City has offered
Vientiane and Phnom Penh 50,000 USD each to support the two capital cities of Laos and Cambodia in overcoming the
hard time due to impacts of COVID-19 pandemic.
Chairman of the Ho Chi
Minh City People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong symbolically handed over the assistance to the Consul Generals of Laos and Cambodia
in the city following an online working session among him and Vientiane’s Mayor Atsaphangthong
Siphandone and Phnom Penh’s Governor Khuong Sreng on May 7.
working session, the HCM City leader underlined that amid the complicated
COVID-19 pandemic, the city has kept a close watch on the situation in Vientiane
and Phnom Penh and helped ease the difficulties facing the two cities due to
Organisation, administration and people of HCM City have supported Vientiane
and Phnom Penh and other localities of Laos and Cambodia by providing medical
supplies to them, he noted, adding that the assistance shows the sentiments of
Vietnam and HCM City in particular towards Laos and Cambodia.
affirmed that the city always attaches great importance to and works hard to
foster relations with Laos and Cambodia as well as their capital cities.
that he hopes the pandemic will be thoroughly controlled so that both sides can
recover trade ties, and resume exchange and cooperation.
part, Atsaphangthong Siphandone expressed a hope that the three countries will
strengthen their partnership in controlling the pandemic, stressing that close collaboration
among Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam is a significant factor to the success of the
COVID-19 fight in each country, creating an important foundation for them to
boost socio-economic development and ensuring the stability, prosperity in the
Khuong Sreng lauded the initiative of HCM City to hold the online working
session, which manifests the joint efforts and determination in COVID-19
prevention and control.
Penh leader said that Cambodia in general and Phnom Penh in particular is
applying drastic measures to prevent the spreading of the pandemic./.