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Italy thanks Vietnam for support in COVID-19 fight

by VNA10 April 2020 Last updated at 18:15 PM

Vietnamese Deputy Foreign Minister To Anh Dung (R) handed a symbolic token representing the gift of 111,000 anti-bacterial masks from the Vietnamese Government to Italian ambassador Antonio Alessandro, Hanoi, April 7, 2020. (Photo: VNA)
Vietnamese Deputy Foreign Minister To Anh Dung (R) handed a symbolic token representing the gift of 111,000 anti-bacterial masks from the Vietnamese Government to Italian ambassador Antonio Alessandro, Hanoi, April 7, 2020. (Photo: VNA)

VTV.vn - Italy’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Luigi Di Maio has sent a letter to Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh, expressing his profound gratitude to the Vietnamese Government and people for their support to Italy.

Di Maio wrote that the widespread solidarity shown at multiple levels proves the depth of the relationship between the two countries.

The Italian Government is steering all efforts towards containing the spread of the virus, taking care of those affected, and addressing the dire consequences stemming from the global pandemic, he wrote, adding that Vietnam’s help will undoubtedly contribute to the success in these endeavours and ultimately assist Italy on its road to recovery.

Italy’s Minister of the Interior Luciana Lamorgese, meanwhile, also sent a letter of thanks to Minister of Public Security, General To Lam.

She expressed her profound thanks to the ministry for its solidarity with Italy in these challenging times, which is evidence of the sustainable cooperation between the two countries.

She wrote she hoped that, when conditions allow, she may meet with General Lam to discuss issues of shared concern in order to further boost bilateral ties.

Earlier, on April 7, Deputy Foreign Minister To Anh Dung handed over the token of 550,000 made-in-Vietnam anti-bacterial masks to various European countries in support of the fight against the pandemic.

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