Vietnam prepares plan for Asia-Pacific peacekeeping conference hinh anh 1At the conference to outline an initial plan for the general meeting and workshop of the AAPTC

Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnam Department of Peacekeeping Operations on September 23 organised a conference to outline an initial plan for the general meeting and workshop of the Association of Asia-Pacific Peace Operations Training Centres (AAPTC) to be held in Vietnam in 2020.

The conference was chaired by head of the department Maj. Gen. Hoang Kim Phung, and attended by Steven Takekoshi, Multinational Programme Specialist of the US Global Peace Operations Initiative; Colonel Shahidul Islam, a representative from the AAPTC Secretariat; and representatives from the Ministry of Defence’s competent departments and agencies.

Participants discussed preparations for the general meeting, helping affirm and increase Vietnam’s position and prestige in the international arena in the peacekeeping work, while enhancing mutual understanding, friendship and cooperation in the field with member states of the AAPTC.

Describing AAPTC meeting as an important event hosted by Vietnam in 2020, Phung affirmed the meeting requires meticulous preparations.

Meanwhile, Shahidul Islam expressed his belief that with concerted efforts and increasing contributions to the UN’s initiative, Vietnam will successfully organise the AAPTC meeting next year.

The Vietnam Department of Peacekeeping Operations will play the role of the Chair of the AAPTC and the ASEAN Peacekeeping Centres Network (APCN) in 2020. Besides, it was recently chosen as one of the four training centres for the peacekeeping forces in the region under the UN’s Triangular Partnership Project (TPP)./.