Nguyen Thanh Phong, chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee, symbolically handed over the assistance to the Consul Generals of Laos and Cambodia in the southern city. This occurred following an online working session held on May 7 between him, Vientiane’s Mayor Atsaphangthong Siphandone, and Phnom Penh’s Governor Khuong Sreng.
During the course of the working session, the Ho Chi Minh City leader underlined that amid complications caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the southern city has maintained a close eye on the situation in Vientiane and Phnom Penh. Indeed, it has now initiated efforts to help ease the difficulties facing the two cities due to the pandemic.
Phong added that assistance shows the sentiments felt by the nation and Ho Chi Minh City for the two neighbouring countries.
The Phnom Penh leader said that both Cambodia and Phnom Penh are taking drastic measures to prevent the further spreading of the pandemic.