OVs in Switzerland contribute to national COVID-19 prevention and control fund

The Vietnamese Embassy in Switzerland held a ceremony on June 7 to raise donations for Vietnam’s COVID-19 prevention and control fund in response to the appeals of the State President, the Prime Minister, the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee and the Foreign Ministry.

Fund-raising ceremony held in Switzerland (Photo: VNA)
Fund-raising ceremony held in Switzerland (Photo: VNA)

Speaking at the event, Ambassador Le Linh Lan emphasised the country's positive results as well as difficulties and hardships in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic over the past time.

Accordingly, the Government's top priority is to protect public health and mobilise all social resources to ensure mass vaccination, thus bringing life back to normal, and boosting economic recovery.

She praised the responsibility and solidarity of the embassy's staff members and their families with a hope to contribute to the country’s combat, and asked them to continue to unite, raise vigilance against the pandemic, fulfill the assigned tasks well, and join hands with the whole country and the overseas Vietnamese community in this fight.

Earlier, the embassy sent a letter calling for individuals, associations and businesses in the Vietnamese community in Switzerland to make voluntary donations to and sponsor Vietnam's COVID-19 prevention and control fund for each person's health, for the community and for the nation.

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Vietnamese Ambassador to Russia Dang Minh Khoi donates for the fund (Photo: VNA)

The same day, Vietnamese Embassy in Russia launched a programme to raise funds for Vietnam's national COVID-19 vaccine fund in response to the call of the President, the Prime Minister, the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Addressing the event, Ambassador Dang Minh Khoi briefed participants on the COVID-19 situation in the homeland, affirming that Vietnam is determined to prevent and repel the pandemic as soon as possible in parallel with promoting socio-economic development.

According to the diplomat, Vietnam is applying the principle of "5K plus vaccine”, and prioritising resources to have enough vaccines for people.

He thanked staff of Vietnamese agencies and the Vietnamese community in Russia for their efforts and contributions to the fight against COVID-19 in the homeland, expressing his belief that the fund will receive more donations in the coming time.

According to Do Xuan Hoang, President of the Vietnamese Association in Russia, the organisation will carry out another programme with a website to raise funds.