Workshop on UN peacekeeping mission closes in Hanoi hinh anh 1Workshop on UN peacekeeping mission closes in Hanoi (Photo:VNA)


The first international workshop on sending forces to United Nations (UN) peacekeeping missions closed in Hanoi on July 31 after five days.

Colonel Hoang Kim Phung, Director of the Vietnamese Peacekeeping Centre (VPC), said the workshop is a step towards realising defence cooperation commitments in UN peacekeeping between the Vietnamese Defence Ministry and the US Department of Defence, and the outcomes of talks between the Vietnamese Defence Minister and US Secretary of Defence during the Vietnam visit in May.

During the workshop, participants discussed the steps to deploy a unit to a UN mission, training curricula, logistics, incentives and field surveys in depth.

Vietnamese medical staff, engineers and technicians are capable of fulfilling their UN peacekeeping mission tasks, heard the event.

They called for improved training on international law and English speaking skills up to UN standards as well as coordination skills in a multi-national environment.

The VPC expressed hope for continued assistance from the UN and the US Department of State’s Global Peace Operations Initiative (GPOI).

Speaking at the event, Head of the GPOI programme delegation Richard Maloney said the GPOI wants to continue working closely with Vietnam in the near future.

The workshop was co-hosted by the VPC and GPOI.-VNA