UN Under-Secretary-General expects Viet Nam’s stronger engagement in peacekeeping operations
|Ambassador Dang Hoang Giang, Permanent Representative of Viet Nam to the UN (L) and UN Under-Secretary-General Jean-Pierre Lacroix.|
At a working session with Ambassador Dang Hoang Giang, Permanent Representative of Viet Nam to the UN in New York on March 16, Lacroix expressed willingness to positively consider Viet Nam's proposals and hope that Viet Nam will continue to enhance capacity of UN peacekeepers through training activities and the application of new technologies to become ready for missions to be launched by the UN in the coming time, including engineering, helicopter and communication forces.
Ambassador Giang thanked the UN Under-Secretary-General and the UN for creating favourable conditions for Viet Nam to join UN peacekeeping operations over the years.
He said he hopes Lacroix and the UN in general will continue strengthening assistance to Vietnamese military and police so that they can engage in peacekeeping activities and complete their tasks at UN missions.
Viet Nam is willing to send more forces upon the UN’s requests, including officers and candidates for positions at UN Secretariat, Giang stressed.
He proposed that the UN Department of Peace Operations and other UN agencies support Viet Nam in foreign language training, while providing more modern equipment to Viet Nam, helping the country become a centre for UN peacekeeping training in the region.
The diplomat took the occasion to invite UN Under-Secretary-General Jean-Pierre Lacroix to visit Viet Nam at a convenient time.