UN congratulates Vietnam’s achievements in fighting COVID-19

(VOVWORLD) - The UN congratulated Vietnam’s efforts and achievements in combating COVID-19, including its peacekeeping missions in South Sudan and the Central African Republic. 
UN congratulates Vietnam’s achievements in fighting COVID-19 - ảnh 1 Sen. Lieut. Gen. Nguyen Chi Vinh, Deputy Minister of National Defence, at online conference on July 10, 2020

UN under-Secretary General Atul Khare extended congratulation at Friday’s online talk with Nguyen Chi Vinh, Deputy Minister of National Defence.

Mr. Vinh briefed on Vietnam's participation in UN peacekeeping activities, especially its efforts to prevent and control the coronavirus in Africa. He reviewed Vietnam's major defense activities during its ASEAN Chairmanship year 2020.

Mr. Vinh said that Vietnam will continue to pursue the remaining agendas of this year. “Vietnam has made great efforts to prepare for the ‘Women with the UN peacekeeping activities scheduled to take place at the end of August. But due to the complicated developments of the COVID-19 epidemic, Vietnam decided to organize it by the end of this year or next year when the epidemic can be controlled and countries are ready,” said Mr. Vinh.

He added, “As ASEAN chair, Vietnam wants to expand cooperation of its peacekeeping force and plans to establish an Asia-Pacific peacekeeping center to provide training, experience sharing, and team building for regional peacekeepers. Vietnam hopes  the UN will coordinate to build the center in an appropriate form.”

The UN official praised Vietnam’s second level-2 field hospital  for taking COVID-19 prevention measures and called on Vietnam to further assist the UN Peacekeeping Mission in South Sudan. Atul Khare affirmed that the UN will recognize contributions of peacekeeping missions including Vietnamese peacekeepers to the COVID-19 combat. The UN deputy chief congratulated Vietnam’s Military Medical University for successfully producing the SARS-CoV-2 test kit.

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