UN highly values Vietnam’s participation in UN peacekeeping missions

10/06/2015
The United Nations (UN) highly valued Vietnam’s participation in UN peacekeeping operations, and it is ready to support Vietnam in preparing its forces for next UN peacekeeping missions, said UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Mr. Herve Ladsous, in talks with Vietnamese high-ranking officials during his visit to Vietnam from June 9th to 10th.
On the morning of June 10th, Vietnamese Defense Minister, General Phung Quang Thanh received UN Under-Secretary-General Herve Ladsous at the Defense Ministry’s Headquarters, in Hanoi.
Vietnamese Defense Minister General Phung Quang Thanh (R) receiving UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Herve Ladsous.
At the meeting, the Vietnamese Defense Minister highly valued the visit of Under-Secretary-General Herve Ladsous in particular and the visits of other UN high-ranking officials to Vietnam in general, saying that such visits would promote relations and cooperation between Vietnam and the UN.
The host also briefed the guest on Vietnam’s effort and preparation for next UN peacekeeping operations and asked the UN to continue supporting Vietnam, sharing information and experiences in training peacekeeping forces.
The Vietnamese Defense Minister said: “Vietnam consistently pursues its external policy of being a responsible member of the international community. In so doing, Vietnam will actively participate in UN peacekeeping missions in an effort to contribute more to international peace, stability and security. Particularly, Vietnam is building its Peacekeeping Center, a regional-level training hub, and training and preparing a company-level unit of sapper and a level-2 field hospital for next UN peacekeeping operations. In this process, we try to learn experiences in training peacekeeping forces and other related matters from high-profile countries. During my recent visit to India, I asked the Indian Defense Minister to share experience with us and I also wish to receive more support from the UN.”
The two sides at talks.
For his part, the UN official highly appreciated Vietnam’s participation in UN peacekeeping missions and its military officers working as UN peacekeepers in South Sudan and Central Africa. He held that the training and preparing of peacekeeping forces for UN peacekeeping operations is a process, which needs time and endeavor. But Vietnam is on the right track, he confirmed. He also thanked the Vietnamese Defense Minister and other military high-ranking officers for the warm welcome, esteemed reception and open, effective talks.
The two sides agreed to strengthen cooperation in the peacekeeping area in the future.
Earlier on the morning of June 10th, the UN official had a meeting with leaders of the Vietnamese Foreign Ministry. The two sides discussed measures to promote relations and cooperation between Vietnam and the UN.
On the evening of June 9th, Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh, Deputy Defense Minister, Head of the Defense Ministry's Steering Board for Peacekeeping welcomed and had talks with the UN official. After the reception, Lieutenant General Vo Van Tuan, Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army hosted a banquet to the UN official and his entourage at LotteHOTEL IN HANOI.
On the schedule, the UN official is to visit the Vietnam Peacekeeping Center and then to pay a courtesy call to Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung before returning to the UN Headquarters, concluding his visit to Vietnam.
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there are more many UN high-ranking leaders visitting to Vietnam that shows the recognition and appreciation of the UN for Vietnam's achivements in implementing the UN Millennium Development goals

Funny Day 14/6/15 14:28

last month, the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon also paid a visit to Vietnam and praised it's contribution to the UN goals.

Trần Bướng 14/6/15 14:45

Vietnam's participating in the UN peacekeeping operations proves Vietnam is always a positive and responsible member of the UN.

Rực Rỡ 14/6/15 15:08

Vietnam used to be a victim of many wars, it deeply understands the value of the peace, so always strives to peacekeeping in the area and over the world.

Thị Trinh 14/6/15 15:17

be a Vietnames, I feel proud of what our country has done for a world of peace, stablity and development

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