Australia donates peacekeeper training equipment to Vietnam hinh anh 1At the event (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – A ceremony to hand over peacekeeper training equipment donated by the Australian Department of Defence to the Vietnam Department of Peacekeeping Operations was held in Hanoi on December 14.

The equipment include a set of interpretation devices with 100 headsets, 15 cardioverter defibrillators and 20 sets of handy talkies.

Speaking at the event, Director of the Vietnam Department of Peacekeeping Operations Maj. Gen. Hoang Kim Phung said the equipment will be used for international seminars and conference held by the department as well as for training staff members for level-2 field hospital No. 4, the engineering corps No.1 and its other units, contributing to improving Vietnamese peacekeepers' capacity.

The donation of the equipment demonstrated effective cooperation between the Vietnamese Ministry of National Defence and the Australian Department of Defence, he said.

Bridget Collier, Political Counsellor at the Australian Embassy in Vietnam, expressed her hope that the devices will help Vietnam improve the training quality and better prepare the force, thus meeting the United Nations’ requirements for humanitarian purpose in peacekeeping missions./.