Vietnam peacekeepers in South Sudan fulfill duties: conference hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Photo: VNA)
Two Vietnamese officers sent to the United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan have successfully fulfilled their duties, helping raise the standing of the Vietnam People’s Army in the global arena.

Lieutenant General Vo Van Tuan, Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army, made the remark at a conference in Hanoi on August 7 to review Vietnam’s first-ever participation in UN peacekeeping activities.

The Vietnam Peacekeeping Centre reported that the first two officers, Lieutenant Colonels Mac Duc Trong and Tran Nam Ngan, were sent to act as liaison officers at the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan on May 27, 2014.

Over the past year, they fulfilled their mission duties as well as tasks assigned by the Vietnamese Party, State and army, the centre said.

Lt. Gen. Tuan asked Trong and Ngan to use their experiences to assist the peacekeeping centre in training officers for UN peacekeeping activities.

The centre should also make thorough preparations for future engagement in similar activities, he added.

In addition to the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan, Vietnam has assigned three officers to another mission in the Central African Republic.-VNA