Vietnamese peacekeeping lecturers receive training hinh anh 1The UN Capacity-Building Pre-Deployment Training Course (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnamese peacekeeping lecturers were equipped with basic knowledge about peacekeeping operations during the two-week UN Capacity-Building Pre-Deployment Training Course in English.

Addressing the closing ceremony on November 4, Colonel Hoang Kim Phung, Director of the Vietnam Peacekeeping Centre, thanked UN agencies for their support to Vietnam in joining peacekeeping activities, especially the Department of Peacekeeping Operations and the Department of Field Support, which sent their experts to the course.

Vietnam has organised training courses at home and dispatched officers to overseas classes in preparation for the UN missions, he said, stressing that the country hopes to receive more assistance of the UN in this field.

Vietnam officially joined the UN peacekeeping activities in 2014. So far, 12 Vietnamese officials have been deployed for UN peacekeeping operations in South Sudan and Central African Republic.

The country has also dispatched 83 officials to join short-term training courses at the invitation of the UN and in the framework of regional and international cooperation.

Vietnam is actively preparing of the training and purchasing of equipment for the second-level field hospital and a company of sappers to engage in peacekeeping missions when needed.

The nation is also focusing on training female soldiers to serve the UN peacekeeping missions in the coming time.-VNA