|Photo for illustration. — VNA/VNS Photo|Viet Nam News
NEW YORK — Việt Nam and the United Nations have inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Việt Nam’s deployment of a field hospital in South Sudan.
The MoU was signed by Ambassador Đặng Đình Quý, Head of the Permanent Delegation of Việt Nam to the United Nations, and UN Under-Secretary-General for Field Support Atul Khare at the UN headquarters in New York on Wednesday.
Speaking at the signing ceremony, Khare expressed his belief that Việt Nam would deploy a high-quality hospital that could effectively contribute to the UN’s peacekeeping activities while hoping for more contributions from Việt Nam on this important mission.
This is the first time Việt Nam has sent military doctors to work with the UN’s peacekeeping force. A send-off ceremony will be organised on October 1 at HCM City’s Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport.
63 military doctors, most of whom are from Military Hospital 175, will travel to South Sudan, along with medical equipment, to take over a field hospital run by the United Kingdom, whose personnel are about to withdraw. — VNS