U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, in a video message, stressed the necessity of U.N. peacekeeping operations, called on nations to strengthen cooperation and join hands with the U.N. to carry out peacekeeping missions which are facing various challenges caused by conflicts, pandemic, and terrorism, among others.

The Vietnamese delegation attends the meeting from Hanoi, Vietnam.

This is the fourth time such a meeting has been held. It is a good opportunity for Vietnam to confirm its outstanding achievements in engagement in U.N. peacekeeping operations and to emphasize the country’s commitment to this  mission.

Within two days, delegates concentrated their discussions on the Action for Peacekeeping (A4P) Initiative and Priorities of this Initiative for the 2021-2023 period.

Four discussion sessions focused on sustaining peace; partnerships, training, and capacity building; partnerships for performance and accountability; protection for civilians and safety and security. The technology and medical capacity building in peacekeeping for countries sending troops and cooperation mechanism within the U.N.  was also discussed.

The conference aimed to improve the efficiency of U.N. peacekeeping operations through commitments made by U.N. member states.

The U.N. Peacekeeping Ministerial Meeting has been held biennially since 2015. Vietnam has always sent its high-ranking delegation, led by a deputy defense minister or deputy chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army, to the event.

Vietnam’s active participation in such a meeting demonstrates the country’s commitment to participating in U.N. peacekeeping operations and at the same time strengthens the partnership in field operations with other countries from all over the world.

Translated by Mai Huong