Hanoi (VNA) – On behalf of the Prime Minister, on April 1, Assistant Secretary of State Nguyen Minh Hang symbolically presented 200 tons of rice worth nearly $100,000 as a gift from the Vietnamese government and people to Philippines to deal with the aftermath of Typhoon Rai.
Hang expressed her sympathy to the Filipino people for the consequences Typhoon Rai that hit the country last December.
She stressed that the Vietnamese government and people always stand side by side with their Filipino counterparts in a spirit of cooperation, friendship and mutual support.
the rice help shows Vietnam’s attention to the storm victims and its desire to continuously strengthen the strategic partnership between the two countries.
For his part, Philippine Ambassador Meynardo Montealegre thanked the Vietnamese government and people for their valuable support, describing it as a practical help to his country at this difficult time.
He reiterated that the Philippine side will work closely with Vietnam to complete the relevant procedures to quickly distribute the rice to people in the typhoon-hit areas.