Viet Nam's engagement in peacekeeping operations receives UN's high evaluation: Official

The United Nations (UN) highly valued Viet Nam's high sense of responsibility and the professionalism of Vietnamese officers in peacekeeping operations, and wished that Viet Nam will continue to maintain and increase its forces in UN peacekeeping missions, according to Deputy Minister of National Defence Hoang Xuan Chien.
Viet Nam's engagement in peacekeeping operations receives UN's high evaluation: Official
Joining UN peacekeeping operations is a breakthrough step in Viet Nam's external policy . (Photo: VNA)

Speaking to the media right after his meetings with UN officials on the sidelines of the opening of the UN General Assembly’s 76th session on September 21, Chien said that over the past more than seven years, Viet Nam has deployed three units and more than 50 officers to UN peacekeeping operations at its headquarters and missions.

Vietnamese peacekeeping officers received good assessment for their performance, with more than 31 percent rated as excellent, especially women officers, he said.

Chien said that in the time to come, Viet Nam will continue to maintain its presence in peacekeeping missions, including the Level-2 Field Hospitals No.3, while preparing Level-2 Field Hospitals No.4 to replace the No.3 when its term ends.

Meanwhile, Viet Nam is also making preparations in personnel, organisation and equipment for an engineering force for a suitable UN peacekeeping mission following the UN requests, he said, adding that Viet Nam is ready to receive examination teams from the UN for the pre-launch check.

Viet Nam has paid great attention to ensure an adequate ratio of women officers in peacekeeping operations at 15-21 percent, he underlined, adding that Viet Nam will strive to further increase the ratio to meet the requirements of reality.

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(Source: VNA)