Vietnamese staff members of the level-two field hospital rotation 2 are about to board Australian Air Force's Boeing C-17 Globemaster III, which will transport them to South Sudan, in November. — VNA/VNS Photo Dương Giang
NEW YORK — United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix has lauded Việt Nam’s contributions to the UN, especially via peacekeeping missions.
He made the remarks during a ceremony to mark the 30th anniversary of the All-People Defence Festival and the 75th anniversary of the Việt Nam People’s Army held by the Permanent Việt Nam Mission to the UN in New York on Wednesday, with nearly 100 distinguished guests.
Lacroix also hailed Việt Nam for sending staff to hotspots such as South Sudan for UN peacekeeping missions.
He said Việt Nam has actively worked with partners to offer military training and seek better ways to ensure the effectiveness of peacekeeping activities.
Speaking at the event, Ambassador Đặng Đình Quý, head of the Việt Nam Permanent Mission to the UN, highlighted the achievements made by the Việt Nam People’s Army over the past 75 years.
Quý expressed his thanks to UN agencies, war veterans and international friends for their support for national liberation and fulfilment of international obligations.
He said Việt Nam is committed to further contributions to UN peacekeeping efforts around the world.
The Việt Nam People’s Army treasures global integration and defence relations via peaceful means, contributing to improving its stature in the international arena, he said. — VNS