An overview of the signing ceremony (Source: VNA)

New York (VNA) – Vietnam and the United Nations have inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Vietnam’s deployment of a field hospital to South Sudan.

The MoU was signed by Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy, Head of the Permanent Delegation of Vietnam to the United Nations, and UN Under-Secretary-General for Field Support Atul Khare at the UN headquarters in New York on September 26.

It demonstrated the two sides’ cooperation in maintaining peace.

Speaking at the signing ceremony, Khare expressed his belief that Vietnam will deploy a high-quality hospital that can effectively contribute to the UN’s peacekeeping activities, and his hope for more contributions from Vietnam to this important mission.

This is the first time Vietnam has sent military doctors to participate in the UN’s peacekeeping force. The see-off ceremony will be organised on October 1 at Ho Chi Minh City’s Tan Son Nhat International Airport.

Specifically, 63 military doctors, most of whom are from Military Hospital 175, will travel to South Sudan, along with medical equipment, to take over a field hospital of the United Kingdoms whose personnel are about to withdraw.-VNA