Vietnam Coast Guard officers participate in training on International Humanitarian Law

On the morning of December 6, the Department of Mass Mobilization, the General Political Department of the Vietnam People's Army coordinated with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to organize a training course on International Humanitarian Law for officers of the Vietnam Coast Guard, Navy and Border Guard.
(12.12) Thiếu tướng Ngô Thanh Hải phát biểu tại buổi tập huấn Luật Nhân đạo quốc tế. (Nguồn: Báo Hải quân)
Major General Ngo Thanh Hai, Director of the Department of Mass Mobilization speaks at the training session. (Photo: Navy News)

Attending the opening of the training session, on the Vietnam Coast Guard side, there were Colonel Le Huy, Deputy Head of Political Department of the Vietnam Coast Guard and 10 comrades of the Vietnam Coast Guard participating in the training.

In his opening speech, Major General Ngo Thanh Hai, Director of the Department of Mass Mobilization, emphasized that education and propaganda about International Humanitarian Law is a basic obligations of countries participating in international treaties on this field. The Vietnam People's Army is one of the main forces implementing International Humanitarian Law when war occurs.

Over the past many years, the Vietnam People's Army has done a good job of spreading, disseminating, and educating about the meaning, humane values and noble goals of International Humanitarian Law through “Law Day”, “Law” bookshelf and other educational activities; Organize training for soldiers on the rules of war and treaties on humanitarian protection for war victims.

According to Major General Hai, the competent agencies of the Ministry of Defense coordinated with the International Committee of the Red Cross for Asia-Pacific, Southeast Asia and the Central Vietnam Red Cross to organize training and capacity building courses for officers of all military units and teachers of State and Law subjects at academies, schools, and forces participating in United Nations peacekeeping operations.

The Vietnamese Army has also sent many officers to participate in training classes and seminars on International Humanitarian Law organized by the ICRC...

(12.12) Chuyên gia Lloyd Gillett cung cấp thông tin tại lớp tập huấn Luật Nhân đạo Quốc tế. (Nguồn: Báo Hải quân Việt Nam)
Expert Lloyd Gillett shared his knowledge to participants during the training session. (Photo: Navy News)

During 2 days, participant will be provided with information and knowledge about military campaigns and responsibilities by Lloyd Gillett, Senior Expert on the military and armed forces from ICRC Bangkok (Thailand) on command responsibilities, the role of legal advisors, new technology, International Humanitarian Law, means and methods of warfare...

Expert Lloyd Gillett expressed his wish for students to openly share their views on these topics, thereby enriching their knowledge. He said that in time of peace, countries have an obligation to widely disseminate International Humanitarian Law, ensuring awareness among the armed forces and the public. A comprehensive understanding of these rules is essential for their effective application in military operations, primarily to minimize loss and protect those who are not or are no longer participating in hostilities. He affirmed that the ICRC appreciates the ongoing interaction and dialogue with Vietnam; thanked the Vietnam People's Army for support and active cooperation over the years.

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