Vietnam’s contributions to peacekeeping operations appreciated

Wednesday, 2017-09-06 05:30:58
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UN Resident Coordinator Kamal Malhotra (fourth, left), Deputy Defence Minister Nguyen Chi Vinh (fifth, left) and representatives of relevant units pose for a photo.
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NDO/VNA – Kamal Malhotra, UN Resident Coordinator and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative in Vietnam, lauded the country’s contributions to UN peacekeeping operations at a meeting on September 5.

At the meeting with Deputy Defence Minister Nguyen Chi Vinh in Hanoi, Malhotra said that UN organisations are ready to help Vietnam’s peacekeepers to improve their skills.

In addition, they are also willing to help the country develop a long-term strategy for deploying peacekeepers to UN missions and promote its role in UN peacekeeping operations, he added.

Sen. Lt. Gen. Vinh said that after sending officers to UN peacekeeping operations, Vietnam is preparing for the deployment of a level-2 field hospital and a military engineering unit, reiterating the Vietnamese Government and army’s commitment to UN peacekeeping activities.

He also partly attributed the positive outcomes to the support from UN organisations.

Vietnam wants to join the UNDP and the UN in developing this relationship, the officer noted.