19/06/2024 at 11:22 (GMT+7)
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Viet Nam active in UN peacekeeping mission

Viet Nam has deployed nearly 800 military and public security officers to undertake UN peacekeeping operations since its participation in the UN-led mission in 2014.

Vietnamese peace-keepers have worked in the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), and the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA), as well as the UN headquarters in the forms of individuals and units.

Viet Nam ranks 45th out of the 120 countries sending military soldiers and policemen to serve the mission.

Since the Southeast Asian nation sent the first personnel to the UN peacekeeping mission in June 2014, its participation in the UN mission has been highly appreciated by the UN and international partners.

Vietnamese peacekeepers' efforts and creativeness in fulfilling their duties as well as taking care of the life, safety and health of the local people have contributed to consolidating and strengthening the cohesion and trust between them and the UN peacekeeping mission.

In addition, Vietnamese peacekeepers have spread the image of a peace-loving Viet Nam and its readiness to contribute to global peace, security, and development.

UN Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix expressed his impression of successes that Viet Nam has achieved in the UN peacekeeping work over the past time, and pledged to promote his role as a bridge to further strengthen the UN-Viet Nam cooperation, especially in UN peacekeeping.

He said that he witnessed and was impressed by the Vietnamese Engineering Unit's successfully completion of difficult tasks assigned at the UNISFA.

He also expressed his impression of Viet Nam's contributions especially the deployment of Level-2 field hospitals since 2018.

On December 10, the Ministry of National Defense handed over the State President's decisions to the peacekeepers, who will then replace those on duty at the MINUSCA and the UNMISS.

Viet Nam also targets to raise the rate of female officers in the country's peacekeeping force to 20 percent by 2025./.

by VGP