Vietnam wants the international community to join efforts in dealing with war consequences, helping the country develop sustainably and participate in UN peacekeeping operations more actively.

This was the message Vietnam conveyed at an international workshop held in New York on March 25 (local time).

In his remarks, Deputy Minister of National Defence Nguyen Chi Vinh thanked international friends, especially the UNDP, for helping Vietnam overcome war consequences over the years.

Between 1964-1975, Vietnam suffered from more than 16 million tonnes of bombs and mines, four times more than those used during all of World War I.-VNA