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Vietnamese officers to join UN peacekeeping forces

Update: April, 07/2016 - 10:48
Deputy Defence Minister Sen Lieut Gen Nguyễn Chí Vịnh (third from right) assigns tasks to five Vietnamese military officers. — Photo
Viet Nam News -

HÀ NỘI — Five Vietnamese military officers will serve as staff and liaison officers in United Nations (UN) peacekeeping operations in South Sudan and the Central African Republic for one year.

This follows a decision made by the president recently.

Speaking at a ceremony held to announce the decision yesterday in Hà Nội, Deputy Defence Minister Sen Lieut Gen Nguyễn Chí Vịnh, who is also head of the Defence Ministry’s Steering Committee for Participation in UN Peacekeeping Missions, highlighted the officers’ important tasks and said they should hold firm to their political beliefs and actively train themselves, especially in learning foreign languages.

Lieutenant Nguyễn Văn Hằng, one of the five officers who will join the peacekeeping force, said he had joined training courses in Việt Nam and other countries to prepare well for the coming missions.

On behalf of the officers, Major Lương Trường Vinh said they were committed to accomplishing their assigned tasks, ensuring solidarity and the love for peace and contributing to State security.

Since its inception in May 2014, the Việt Nam Peacekeeping Centre has dispatched seven officers to UN missions in South Sudan and the Central African Republic.Việt Nam is also preparing to deploy a second-level field hospital and a company of engineers to engage in peacekeeping missions when required. — VNS


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