As many as 95 delegates gathered at a seminar in Ho Chi Minh City on June 23 to discuss preparations for setting up a level 2 field hospital as part of the country’s participation in UN peacekeeping missions.

The three-day event, co-organised by the Vietnam Peacekeeping Centre under the Ministry of Defence and the US Pacific Command, aims to enhance the capability of Vietnam’s military medical forces in peacekeeping operations.

Participants shared experience and expertise in deploying and operating a field hospital during a peacekeeping mission, according to Director of the Centre Hoang Kim Phung.

Vietnam will send military medical and engineering officers to join UN peacekeeping missions.

The centre has trained officers for UN peacekeeping missions and sent more than 70 officials to training courses and conferences on peacekeeping operations abroad.

By now the centre has sent two officers to the UN mission in South Sudan and three officers to the Central Africa mission.