Vietnam active in participating in the UN Peacekeeping Mission

(VOVworld)- On Thursday, a conference to review Vietnam’s experience in participating in UN peacekeeping operations over the past two years took place in Hanoi.
Vietnam active in participating in the UN Peacekeeping Mission - ảnh 1
Lieutenant Colonel Tran Nam Ngan joins the UN peacekeeping mission

In his address, Deputy Chief of General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army, Senior Lieutenant General Vo Van Tuan said Vietnam’s participation in UN peacekeeping operations was a major policy of the Vietnamese State and Army. Tuan, who is Deputy Head of the Steering Board of the Defense Ministry on Vietnam's official participation in UN Peacekeeping Operations, asked the Vietnam Peacekeeping Center to strengthen its activities, introduce initiatives as part of the peace keeping force, and improve its infrastructure to ensure the training of forces for participating in the mission. Tuan said: “Vietnam has sent 12 officers, 7 of them have accomplished their tasks and returned safely. 5 officers are still on duty. Based on the UN’s principles, Vietnam has implemented several activities at the unit level”.

Vietnam has so far sent 12 officers to act as liaison officers, advisors and observers at the UN missions in South Sudan and the Central African Republic. All of them have made excellent performance and were presented with the UN peacekeeping medals.