The Vietnam Department of Peacekeeping Operations on September 23 organised a conference to an outline initial plan for the general meeting and workshop of the Association of Asia-Pacific Peace Operations Training Centres (AAPTC) to be held in Vietnam in 2020.
Vietnam’s participation in the UN’s peacekeeping mission is a breakthrough in implementing the Party’s consistent foreign policy of independence, self-reliance, peace, cooperation and development, stated Deputy Defence Minister Sen. Lt. Gen. Nguyen Chi Vinh.
A training course on field operation was opened for staff of Vietnam’s level-2 field hospital No.2 in the Vietnam Department of Peacekeeping Operations on November 26.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will continue to help Vietnam enhance its capacity for joining UN peace-keeping operations, said UN Resident Coordinator in Vietnam Kamal Malhotra.
The Department of Peacekeeping Operations under the Ministry of National Defence opened a training course on the operation of heavy engineering equipment in Hanoi on November 5, as part of the Triangular Partnership Project.
Major General Ngo Minh Tien, Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army (VPA) received Eamonn O'Shaughnessy, head of the New Zealand Ministry of Defence’s International Branch, in Hanoi on October 29.
Representatives from Vietnam’s level-2 field hospital in South Sudan attended a ceremony in Bentiu on October 24 to mark the 73rd United Nations Day, according to Quan Doi Nhan dan newspaper.
Vietnam’s participation in UN peacekeeping activities in war-torn South Sudan has gained praise from international media.
Politburo member and Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan hosted a reception in the city on October 16 for US Secretary of Defence James N.Mattis, assuring him that Vietnam always considers the US one of its important partners.
A ceremony was held at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City on October 15 to see off the second group of Vietnam’s first Level-2 field hospital to the United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan.
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh and UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt agreed to offer mutual consultations on regional and global issues of shared concern during their talks in London on October 10.
Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army Sen. Lt. Gen. Pham Ngoc Minh received visiting Commander of the Engineering Troops of the Russian Armed Forces Lt. Gen. Yuri Stavitsky in Hanoi on October 9.
VOV.VN - The Defence Ministry held a ceremony on October 1 at the Tan Son Nhat international airport to see off the first group of the nation’s level-2 field hospital to carry out peacekeeping mission in South Sudan.
During their talks in Addis Ababa on August 23, President of Ethiopia Mulatu Teshome described the State visit to his country by President Tran Dai Quang as a particularly important political event.
President Tran Dai Quang met with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in Addis Ababa on August 23 as part of his ongoing State visit to the African country.
The UN peacekeeping sapper units of Vietnam and Japan have been exchanging experiences under a programme that officially kicked off in Hanoi on August 21.
Deputy Chief of the Vietnam People’s Army (VPA)’s General Staff, Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Phuong Nam on August 21 hosted a visiting delegation of Japanese experts who are in Vietnam for a bilateral exchange of peacekeeping mission expertise.
VOV.VN - The current relationship between the UK and Vietnam is laden with unbridled opportunity in further enhancing their strategic partnership with a focus on economic and defence cooperation.
Vietnam and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will chair an international conference in early September, aiming to improve the country’s capacity of taking part in UN peacekeeping activities.
The selection of Vietnam as a training site for UN peacekeeping forces in ASEAN demonstrates the UN’s high evaluation for Vietnam’s activeness and capacity to contribute to UN peacekeeping activities, said a military officer.