On October 22, at the Ministry’s headquarters, Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh, Head of the Vietnam inter-sectorial working group for Vietnam’s participation in UN peacekeeping operations, and Head of Defense Ministry’s Steering Committee on Vietnam’s participation in UN peacekeeping operations, handed over decisions and assigned tasks to the three officers.

Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh handing over decisions to three officers

General Vinh highly appreciated the voluntary spirit of the participants. “This is also an opportunity for Vietnamese officers to improve their leadership in a multilateral military environment and enrich field experience,” he added.

After assigning missions to the three officers, General Vinh asked them to heighten their sense of responsibility for participating in UN peacekeeping missions.

In addition, he requested relevant units to promote training activities for Vietnamese personnel ready to work at the UN headquarters in New York (USA) and create new plans in accordance with the Party's guidelines and the State's policies, thereby actively contributing to peace and stability in the world.

Lieutenant Colonel Tran Duc Huong has recently been recruited to fill the position of Planning Officer at the Department of Peace Operations (DPO) of the UN Headquarters. Earlier, Lieutenant Colonel Luong Truong Vinh was recruited by the UN and is now working at the UN Department of Peace Operations in New York.

According to Gen. Vinh, the Level-2 Field Hospital Rotation 2 of Vietnam in South Sudan has made a good impression on the UN Mission. The UN requested Vietnam to establish a Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). This proposal will be reviewed by the Ministry of National Defense and then submitted to the Government.

On behalf of the three officers, Lieutenant Colonel Nguyen Ba Hung promised to try his best to successfully fulfill all missions assigned by the Party, State, and military, especially in the context of the complicated development of the COVID-19 pandemic.

As the leader of the working group in South Sudan, Hung affirmed his willingness and determination to build solidarity, strictly abide by the laws and military regulations and discipline, build capacity of Vietnamese troops via training activities, strengthen friendships with other nations, and promote the role and position of Vietnam in the international arena.

Lieutenant Colonel Nguyen Ba Hung and Lieutenant Colonel Ly Thanh Tam will work as military observers in South Sudan, while Major Dao Duy Tung will be an information analysis advisory officer in the Central African Republic.

Translated by Lam Anh