The Japanese delegation is paying a working visit to Vietnam to assist the country to deploy its engineering company to the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA).

At the meeting, the Vietnamese general highly appreciated the initial outcomes of the earlier working session between the Japanese delegation and the Vietnam Department of Peacekeeping Operations (VNDPKO) and relevant agencies and units.

Lieutenant General Phung Si Tan receives experts from the Japanese Ministry of Defense.

During the working session, the two sides agreed on contents, methods and working programs and exchanged the classification and package of equipment assigned for the Engineering Company Rotation 1 to meet set plans and ensure high quality. This positive sign demonstrated the two sides’ close coordination, the Japanese delegation’s professionalism and responsibility, as well as the serious preparation of the Engineering Company Rotation 1 in particular and the Vietnamese Ministry of National Defense in general.

The two sides in a joint photo 

Earlier, the delegation of the Japanese Ministry of Defense and the VNDPKO studied and evaluated the workload and requirements for equipment package. They also exchanged expertise to improve the capacity of the Vietnamese Engineering Company Rotation 1 to meet future requirements at the UNISFA.

Japan is one of the countries with a lot of experience in packing equipment to be transported to the United Nations peacekeeping missions after the successful deployment of its engineering company to U.N. Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) for the 2012-2017 period.

Japan is also among the first countries signing peacekeeping cooperation agreement with Vietnam (in 2015).

Translated by Mai Huong