Vietnam and the United Nations have inked a memorandum of understanding on Vietnam’s deployment of a field hospital to South Sudan.

The document 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 in New York on September 26.

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.

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 UK whose personnel are about to withdraw./.-VNA