Vietnam offers Laos with US$500,000 aid for COVID-19 prevention

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh sent a letter to Lao Prime Minister Phankham Viphavanh on April 30 to inquire about the complicated situation with the COVID-19 pandemic in the country and to announce emergency support of US$500,000 to help Laos in coping with the outbreak of the pandemic in the community.

In the letter, PM Pham Minh Chinh highly valued the drastic anti-pandemic measures that the Government of Laos has taken while expressing his deep sympathy in regard to the difficulties and challenges that Laos is facing.

He noted that besides the financial support of US$500,000, he instructed the Ministry of Health and Vietnamese authorities to urgently share with Laos their experience in disease control while providing Laos with assistance regarding medical experts and medical supplies and equipment in the prevention and fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

PM Pham Minh Chinh also expressed his belief that, under the direction of PM Phankham Viphavanh, the determination and unanimity of the authorities and the entirety of the people, Laos will soon be able to take control of the pandemic and quickly restore its socio-economic development.