RIYADH: Ambassador of Vietnam to Saudi Arabia Vu Viet Dung met the supervisor general of King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center, Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, at the center’s headquarters in Riyadh on Wednesday.
During the meeting, they discussed the latest developments in the relief and humanitarian projects provided by the Kingdom through the center to the Vietnamese people.
The Vietnamese ambassador praised KSrelief’s neutral methodology in delivering humanitarian aid to affected countries around the world.
“I thanked KSrelief for supporting Vietnam with aid,” Dung told Arab News. “We are very satisfied with the good cooperation between the two countries and believe that we will continue to maintain the momentum of development and bilateral relations.”
KSrelief sent $500,000 in medical aid and equipment to Vietnam last month to help the country in its efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
On behalf of the center, Wibar Al-Baseer, the chargé d’affaires at the Saudi Embassy in Vietnam, presented the donation to Truong Quoc Cuong, the Vietnamese deputy minister of health, in the capital Hanoi.
“KSrelief is a humanitarian organization that shows the love of the Saudi people headed by King Salman for communities around the world,” the ambassador said. “The Vietnam embassy feels that the Kingdom has implemented very good epidemic prevention measures right from the early days of the pandemic and has achieved very good results.”
Dung said Vietnam is in a difficult period as it continues to fight the pandemic.
“It is better now but we still need help and support from abroad,” the envoy said. “My wish is that the Saudi side continues to support vaccines and medicines treatment, medical supplies, and equipment for pandemic prevention.”
During the meeting, the ambassador was also briefed on the center’s projects and programs, which has amounted to more than 1,700 projects in 70 countries.
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