Thailand has presented medical equipment for the prevention of the COVID-19 outbreak to the Government of Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR).
Ms. Arjaree Sriratanaban, Director-General of the Department of East Asian Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, together with Mr. Kiattikhun Chartprasert, President of Thai-Lao Association for Friendship, handed over the medical equipment to Mr. Seng Soukhathivong, Ambassador of the Lao PDR to Thailand.
The handover ceremony took place on 29 September 2020 at Buakaew Room, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand in Bangkok.
The medical equipment consists of four sets of the positive-pressure COVID-19 test and four automatic thermometers, which were produced by Thailand’s King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL).
According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, this handover aims to support the improvement of the capacity of Lao PDR’s healthcare system and to foster cooperation between Thailand and Lao PDR in preventing the spread of COVID-19. It is also part of the activities marking the 70th anniversary of Thailand–Lao PDR diplomatic relations (1950-2020).
Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the Royal Thai Government, in cooperation with the Thai private sector, has rendered assistance, including the provision of medical equipment and financial support worth more than seven million baht, to Lao PDR, with a view to contributing to the latter’s efforts to prevent and mitigate the eco-socio impacts of the pandemic.
Source: The Government Public Relations Department