Sen. Lt. Gen. Vo Van Tuan speaks at the conference (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The participation of Vietnamese officers in the United Nations’ peace-keeping missions has helped improve the image of Vietnam and its soldiers in the hearts of international friends, heard a conference in Hanoi on August 18.

Speaking at the conference to review two years of Vietnam’s engagement in UN peace-keeping activities, Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army Sen. Lt. Gen. Vo Van Tuan asked relevant offices and units to overcome difficulties to implement their peace-keeping tasks as the work is a major policy of the State and the army.

Tuan asked the Vietnam Peacekeeping Centre to work closely with agencies involved to send more individual officers and study the possibility of deploying units at peacekeeping missions abroad to ensure security and safety.

In two years, Vietnam has sent 12 officers to the UN’s peacekeeping missions, including three to South Sudan and two to the Central African Republic .

Vietnamese peacekeepers have fulfilled their tasks and coordinated well with foreign colleagues.

The Vietnam Peacekeeping Centre has also worked with the Defence Ministry’s offices to step up training and preparations for the deployment of a level-2 field hospital and a sapper company to join the UN’s peacekeeping activities.-VNA