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Hungary presents Covid vaccine, medical supplies to Vietnam

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – The Government of Hungary has donated 100,000 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine and 100,000 rapid antigen test kits to support Vietnam to stop the spread of the disease.

István Joó, Deputy State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary, presented the vaccine and test kits to Nguyen Thi Bich Thao, Vietnamese Ambassador to Hungary, at a ceremony held at the headquarters of the Hungarian ministry in the capital city of Budapest on September 21.

At the handover ceremony, Joó asserted that Hungary considers Vietnam an essential partner in its foreign policy and hopes to strengthen the comprehensive partnership between the two countries. He also expected Vietnam would soon bring the pandemic under control.

In response, Thao expressed her sincere gratitude to the Hungarian Government and the people for their valuable and timely support to Vietnam. She added that the Vietnamese Government considers Hungary a significant partner in Europe and hopes to promote the comprehensive partnership effectively to take the relations to a higher level.

The vaccine and test kits are expected to arrive in the capital city of Hanoi on September 23.

The Hungarian Government on September 21 also announced that it would transfer 400,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to Vietnam on a non-profit basis. The two sides’ competent agencies are working to transport the doses to Vietnam.

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