Deputy Minister of Defence, Sen. Lieut. Gen Nguyen Chi Vinh with officers (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) - Deputy Minister of Defence, Sen. Lieut. Gen
Nguyen Chi Vinh, has expressed a hope that Vietnam will continue to send
peacekeeping forces to more areas and plant more Vietnamese flags on the world
Speaking to the media, Vinh, who is also a member of the standing board
of the Central Military Commission and head of the Defence Ministry’s Steering
Committee on the UN Peacekeeping Mission, expressed his wish that Vietnam’s UN
peacekeeping missions and Vietnamese peacekeeping forces will become more professional
to protect national peace through participating in maintaining peace in the
Vietnamese officers in the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) and the UN
Mission in the Central African Republic have fulfilled the tasks assigned to them
by the Party and State, he said, adding that their knowledge, confidence, and
capability have improved despite the difficulties.
In his opinion, the National Assembly adopting a resolution on Vietnam’s
engagement in UN peacekeeping operations has provided a source of encouragement
for involved officers, soldiers and units and proved the country’s strong
commitment to the long-term sustainability of UN peacekeeping activities.
Vietnam has been hailed by the international community for seriously and
responsibly delivering on its international commitments, he said, adding that all
Vietnamese officers involved in UN peacekeeping operations have performed their
duties to the best of their ability and been recognised as fulfilling their
duties, which is a rare accomplishment among countries joining UN peacekeeping
The resolution on Vietnam’s engagement in UN peacekeeping operations was
adopted by the 14th legislature at its 10th meeting and
will take effect on July 1, 2021.
Vietnam joined UN
peacekeeping activities for the first time in 2014, when the Defence Ministry
sent two officers to UNMISS./.