In his remarks, Deputy Defence Minister Nguyen Chi Vinh and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Ha Kim Ngoc called for a detailed description of objectives, principles and roadmap for participation by the Vietnamese staff in the activities in line with the UN Charter, international law and Vietnamese regulations.
This will expand scopes of activities and size of the staff participating in UN peace keeping missions.
Participants at the meeting agreed that last year, Vietnam’s participation in UN peacekeeping activities made significant contributions to the multilateral external relations and international integration of the country in general.
The work was implemented in line with the roadmap set in the master plan on Vietnam’s participation in UN peacekeeping operations in 2014-2020 and beyond, they said.
The country maintained the close management over officers joining UN peacekeeping missions in the Central African Republic and South Sudan, ensuring absolute safety in human and equipment.
The Vietnam Peacekeeping Centre also run training courses in preparation for the deployment of the level 2 field hospital at the UN missions, while the Defence Ministry’s documents specifying functions, missions, rights of the centre as well as policies for those joining UN peacekeeping activities will also be completed.