State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith attended the donation ceremony for the fight against the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Vientiane, Laos on 21 February.
Entrusted by the Lao People's Revolutionary Party and the government, the Laos-Chinese Friendship Association solicited donations nationwide before the ceremony and the Lao people responded with generosity. A total of US$400,000 in cash and US$100,000 worth of medical supplies were raised.
At the ceremony, Thongloun Sisoulith and Wang Yi stood side by side, raised their arms and cheered "Stay strong, Wuhan" and "Stay strong, China".
Mr. Prime Minister said although the donations are modest in amount, they represent the Lao people's genuine friendship with the Chinese people. They believe China will soon prevail over the epidemic.