Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung held a reception for UN Under-Secretary-General Herve Ladsous in Hanoi on June 10, affirming that Vietnam is ready to send more officers to UN peacekeeping missions around the world.

Having experienced devastation and loss through wars, Vietnam always treasures peace and wishes to contribute to world stability, he stated.

As a member of the UN, Vietnam is aware of its responsibility to join the union’s peacekeeping operations and is working to realise its obligation, said the PM.

He suggested the UN continue supporting and assisting Vietnam in participating in the operations more effectively.

The Government leader also spoke highly of the role of the UN in maintaining international peace and security, contributing to resolving disputes through peaceful measures, especially in the context of complicated security situations in the region and the world, including in the East Sea where there are now actions threatening peace, maritime and aviation stability safety and security.

For his part, Herve Ladsous said the UN lauds Vietnam’s efforts in peacekeeping operations by sending officers to UN missions in South Sudan and Central Africa.

The UN hopes to receive more Vietnamese officers to other missions, he said, expressing his hope that the country will continue supporting UN peacekeeping efforts.

He applauded Vietnam’s proposal to launch a level 2 field hospital in 2015 and an engineering team at the end of 2016 to UN missions, and the signing of agreements with the UN on allocating military medical and engineering units to specific missions and sending men to work in peacekeeping bodies at UN headquarters.

As an experienced diplomat in the region, Ladsous is aware of the complications and seriousness of the East Sea situation and shares Vietnam’s approach to the settlement of the issue through peaceful measures in line with international law.-VNA