Vietnam joins UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan

(VOV) - First officers of the Vietnam People’s Army will join the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) as of late June 2014, Vietnamese ambassador to the UN Le Hoai Trung told a UN debate in New York on June 11.

Trung, head of Vietnam’s permanent representative mission to the UN, said the joining is testimony to Vietnam’s support and commitment to the United Nations’ peace-keeping operation, as well as its desire to contribute to maintaining global peace and security.

He said Vietnam has established the national peace-keeping centre to develop human resources meeting UN standard.

The ambassador stressed the need to identify and settle the root causes of disputes through dialogues and long-term and comprehensive solutions in politics, security, economics and humanitarianism in accordance with international law.

The UN Security Council’s open debate on peacekeeping was held on the initiative of Russia which is currently the UNSC President in June 2014.