France to help Vietnam in training peacekeeping forces


  France will assist Vietnam in the training of peacekeeping forces within the framework of UN activities.
 From January 16 to 18, the international conference “France - Europe - Vietnam relations since 1954” took place in Paris, France to discuss some profound topics such as defense cooperation, politics, economy, trade, culture, science and education.
On January 16, in the framework of a seminar on defense cooperation, the participants reviewed the major milestones in the France - Vietnam cooperation which begun with the opening of the defense attaché office in 1991 at the French Embassy in Vietnam, cooperating in military in the field of medicine and then expanding on the officers training at the French Defence Studies Institute and Military School of Saint - Cyr, exchanging high-level visits and the French navy ships to Vietnam.
Evaluating the defense cooperation between France and Vietnam over the time, Lt. Col. Nadia-Piercy said that this is a dynamic and positive field with diverse activities. France is going to help Vietnam in peacekeeping training within the framework of UN activities.
Earlier, the two parties have mentioned an official visit to Vietnam this year will be paid by the French President François Hollande and Defense Minister Jean - Yves Le Drian.
Regarding the prospects of defense cooperation in the coming time, Maj. Gen. Daniel Schaeffer, former first military attaché to Vietnam said that it is very large not only in the field of supplying military technology but also in the field of training solders for Vietnam military in order to use the modernised equipments.
In December, 2013, Vietnam Deputy Minister of National Defence, Lt. Gen. Nguyen Chi Vinh said that Vietnam had prepared some matters to join the peacekeeping forces of the UN in early 2014 as well as trained officers to play the role of observers in this organization.
At the end of last June, a Vietnam interdisciplinary delegation was led by Mr Nguyen Chi Vinh to visit peacekeeping agency and several agencies of the United Nations at the headquarters in New York, USA, in preparation for Vietnam’s participation in the UN peacekeeping forces.
Lt. Gen. Nguyen Chi Vinh expressed heartfelt thanks to the United Nations for the positive assessments of our country's role in the peacekeeping activities as well as the United Nations’ trust handed this noble mission to Vietnam.
 Lieutenant-General emphasized that this is the honor and responsibility of a UN member states. To realize the sense and responsibility of an active and responsible member in maintaining peace and international security, Vietnam will do preparatory conditions, including legal proceedings to sent troops participating in military medical units, military engineering and advisory officers in peacekeeping forces.
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All comments [ 10 ]

Phạm Hiếu 10/2/14 16:57

France is one of the countries with a strong military, we can count on the support from France.

Huy Quốc 10/2/14 17:18

Vietnam and France had been on either side of the front line but now bilateral relations between the two countries has entered a new page with lots of achievements, and this is one of the important achievements of cooperation.

Hoàng Lân 10/2/14 17:21

Vietnam exerts itself to fullfill the role of a UN member

Quân Hoàng 10/2/14 22:21

This shows that Vietnam's position in the international arena has been recognized.

Quốc Kiên 10/2/14 22:23

Vietnam is gradually developing all aspects, not only to ensure social security in the country but also solidify international cooperation.

Vân Nhàn 10/2/14 22:25

Vietnam is a peace-loving nation

Lê Tín 11/2/14 08:17

To support the Millennium Development Goals in each country, I think we should continue cooperating more closely and in accordance with potential values as well as the actual conditions of each country

Quốc Cường 11/2/14 08:20

Vietnam always prioritizes resources to ensure social welfare and poverty alleviation. I hightly appreciate that Vietnam actively implements orientations of sustainable poverty reduction during 2011-2020 and the national targeted program on sustainable poverty reduction for the period 2012-2015

Hùng Quân 11/2/14 08:31

With the trust, support and cooperation of the UN member countries, Vietnam will fulfill its tasks

Huy Lâm 11/2/14 08:34

Vietnam is a peace-loving nation

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