Vietnamese police ready to join UN peacekeeping forces

September, 02/2022 - 17:34
Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security suggested the United Nations send experts to Việt Nam to help with personnel training for peacekeeping operations as well as equipment and materials.
The 3rd UN Chiefs of Police Summit (UNCOPS) brought together ministers and heads of police from 115+ member states to discuss the critical role of United Nations Police - UNPOL in enhancing global security, advancing Action for Peacekeeping, fostering sustainable development & bridging performance gaps. — Photo from the United Nations Police UNPOL

NEW YORK — A Vietnamese delegation led by Deputy Minister of Public Security Nguyễn Duy Ngọc is attending the third United Nations Chief of Police Summit (UNCOPs) in New York from August 30 – September 3.

On the occasion, the delegation extended a message that Việt Nam is ready to join the international peacekeeping forces.

In a speech, the Vietnamese side highlighted its priorities in the near future, including upholding the rule of law, not only at home but also the basic principles of international law and the UN Charter, and international conventions to which Việt Nam is a member; upholding humanitarianism in mass mobilisation for social safety and order; and staying active and creative in sci-tech application to fight crimes.

The official added that the Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security also suggested the UN send experts to Việt Nam to help with personnel training for peacekeeping operations as well as equipment and materials.

Participants at the event discussed response to challenges to peace, security and sustainable development in the current context, and the strengthening of commitments to sending police to UN peacekeeping activities worldwide within the framework of the Initiative on Action for Peacekeeping, the 2030 Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals.

Previously, delegations from the Ministry of Public Security also joined the summit in 2016 and 2018. — VNS

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