PANO - The Vietnam Peacekeeping Center (VPC) held a meeting with a visiting Chinese peacekeeping experts' delegation, led by Senior Colonel Nan Ning, Deputy Chief of the Peacekeeping Office of the Chinese Ministry of Defense, on November 4 in Hanoi.

At the meeting, VPC's Director Senior Colonel Hoang Kim Phung hailed the visit of Chinese peacekeeping experts to support VPC in training personnel for Vietnam's level-two field hospital in preparation for UN peacekeeping missions.

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Chinese peacekeeping experts in a joint photo with Deputy Head of the Vietnamese Ministry of National Defense’s Steering Committee for UN peacekeeping operations Sen. Lt. Gen. Vo Van Tuan (5th from right) and VPC's Director Senior Colonel Hoang Kim Phung (4th from left). (Source:

He held that collaboration and exchange relating to UN peacekeeping operations would contribute to strengthening cooperation and friendship between the two armies.  He also hoped that the Chinese side will continue sharing experience and providing support for Vietnam in this area in the time to come.

During the meeting, the two sides also discussed contents of the Memorandum of Understanding on UN peacekeeping operations cooperation signed between the VPC and the Peacekeeping Office of the Chinese Ministry of Defense.

* The same day, a closing ceremony for the Vietnam's first training course of UN peacekeeping lecturers was held in Hanoi. Speaking at the event, Lieutenant Colonel Adil Fichtali, Head of the Mobile Training Support Team of the United Nations, congratulated the Vietnamese trainees on their graduation, and lauded their efforts during the course.

 At the closing ceremony. (Source:

During the course, the trainees were provided with basic knowledge of UN peacekeeping operations by experienced experts of the Mobile Training Support Team.

The course was considered to be meaningful and useful for Vietnam's peacekeeper training in the future as it has improved Vietnamese teachers' skills and experience and training methods.

Translated by Trung Thanh