Vietnamese officers involved in UN peacekeeping missions have fulfilled all assigned tasks and are highly valued by the UN, mission commanders, and international counterparts. — VNA/VNS Photo Hồng Pha
HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese officers involved in UN peacekeeping missions have fulfilled all assigned tasks and are highly valued by the UN, mission commanders, and international counterparts.
The praise was given at a meeting between the inter-disciplinary working group and the Defence Ministry’s Steering Committee on Việt Nam’s participation in UN peacekeeping operations in Hà Nội yesterday.
Participants agreed that last year, Việt Nam’s engagement in UN peacekeeping activities made important contributions to multilateral external relations and international integration of the country in general.
The work was implemented in line with the roadmap set in the master plan on Việt Nam’s participation in UN peacekeeping operations in 2014-20 and beyond, they said.
Việt Nam maintained the close management over officers joining UN peacekeeping missions in the Central African Republic and South Sudan, ensuring absolute safety of human life and equipment.
The Việt Nam Peacekeeping Centre also held training courses in preparation for the deployment of the level 2 field hospital at the UN missions, while the Defence Ministry’s documents specifying functions, missions, rights of the centre as well as policies for those joining UN peacekeeping activities will also be completed.
Addressing the event, Deputy Defence Minister Senior Lieutenant General Nguyễn Chí Vịnh and Deputy Foreign Minister Hà Kim Ngọc urged relevant agencies and units to continue strictly implementing the Party’s external relations viewpoints and policies.
They should focus on completing the building of objectives, principles and roadmaps as well as forms of Việt Nam’s participation in UN peacekeeping activities in line with the UN Charter, international practices and the law and specific conditions of Việt Nam.
On this basis, Việt Nam will gradually expand the scale and fields of engagement in UN peacekeeping operations, they said. — VNS