Senior Lieutenant General Vo Van Tuan receives Head of the Japanese peacekeeping delegation Shuko Ogawa (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Japan is willing to share experience with Vietnam in training peacekeepers and building up units to perform UN peacekeeping operations.

This announcement was made by Shuko Ogawa, Head of the Japanese peacekeeping delegation, at a meeting with Senior Lieutenant General Vo Van Tuan, Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army, in Hanoi on December 15.

She also briefed the Vietnamese general on the outcomes of her talks with leaders of the Vietnam Peacekeeping Centre.

Accordingly, the two sides will soon roll out agreements reached at the talks between their defence ministers in Hanoi in November, particularly in establishing working groups to share Japan’s experience in the UN peacekeeping operations with Vietnam.

In addition, Japan is willing to welcome Vietnamese personnel to training courses offered by the International Peace Cooperation Centre under the Japan Defence Ministry.

This was the first Japanese delegation to directly work with Vietnam’s peacekeeping force. In the coming time, more Japanese experts will arrive in Vietnam.

The Japanese side hoped that their cooperation on the UN peacekeeping activities would produce the desired effect and more qualified Vietnamese individuals and units would join the UN missions.

In turn, the Vietnamese officer highly valued the responsibility and capacity of Japanese troops in joining the UN peacekeeping operations and believed in the deeper cooperation between the two peacekeeping forces.

Japan has participated in the UN peacekeeping missions for 20 years.-VNA