President attends UN Peace Keeping Summit

(VOVworld) - President Truong Tan Sang attended the United Nations Peace Keeping Summit in New York on Monday, as part of the ongoing 70th session of the UN General Assembly.

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President Truong Tan Sang. (Photo: VNA)

In his remarks at the event, which saw the participation of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, US President Barack Obama and leaders of 50 countries, President Sang said Vietnam attended at the event as a troop contributor to UN peace keeping operations since 2014. He said Vietnam will soon dispatch a level-two field hospital and military engineer unit and continues to send liaison officers and staff officers to UN peace keeping operations. President Sang stressed the need for peace keeping operations to uphold the principles of respect for independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity, impartiality, non-interference in internal affairs, and prior consent of the parties concerned. He said procedures need to be reformed to ensure prompt deployment and timely response. At the same time, measures should be adopted to guarantee security and safety for peace-keeping personnel. Stronger political will and commitment are required to maintain adequate resources, both financial and human, for peace keeping operations, Sang said.