Additional Vietnamese officers join UN peacekeeping operations

VOV.VN - The Ministry of Defence presented the President’s decision on November 22 to assign 12 officers, including two females, to South Sudan and the Central African Republic in order to work for the ongoing UN peacekeeping missions there.

At present, the nation has so far dispatched 41 female soldiers to work at various UN peacekeeping missions, thereby accounting for approximately 16% of the total Vietnamese peacekeeping personnel, a figure far higher than the average ratio of other nations.

Since the 2021 to 2022 term, the UN has assigned two additional positions to the nation at the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), of which the post of communications officer is reserved for women. This therefore meets the gender equality policy and boosts the number of female soldiers participating in UN peacekeeping operations.

Upon addressing the event, Deputy Minister of National Defence Senior Lieutenant General Hoang Xuan Chien, head of the Ministry of Defence’s steering committee for Vietnamese participation in UN peacekeeping operations, requested that deployed officers firmly grasp the external policy of the Party, State, and army. This should be done as a way of performing the assigned tasks to the highest standards possible.

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