On June 23, the Consulate General of Vietnam in San Francisco, in recognition of the 25th Anniversary of U.S. – Vietnam normalized relations, donated 10,000 disposable face masks to the City of Los Angeles to help Angelenos protect against COVID-19. During the donation ceremony, Los Angeles Deputy Mayor for International Affairs, Nina Hachigian and Vietnam Consul General Nguyen Trac Toan highlighted the strong cultural and economic relationship between Los Angeles and Vietnam. This donation of masks is in addition to 750,000 masks donated by the Vietnamese airlines, VietJet, to Los Angeles. On the relationship, Mayor Garcetti stated, "We know that our economy, our workers, our business owners, our culture and society are stronger when we engage with the world rather than wall ourselves off from it. We hope the emerging partnership between L.A. and Vietnam can serve as a model for our two countries’ diplomatic, economic, strategic, and cultural ties for the next 25 years and beyond." The Los Angeles metropolitan area has the largest foreign born population from Vietnam in the world.