After implementing the pandemic prevention and control procedures as prescribed, Lieutenant Colonel Nguyen Ba Hung and Captain Nguyen Thanh Hai officially received their missions. During their 1-year term, the two Vietnamese officers will assume the positions of U.N. military observers in Bentiu and South Sudan.

During their quarantine, both officers have studied the training contents, including competence, values, morality and discipline of the U.N. peacekeeping forces; human rights; and duties and functions of the UNMISS. The two Vietnamese officers passed the UNMISS's exams with good results, including English and military tests.

Lieutenant Colonel Nguyen Ba Hung and Captain Nguyen Thanh Hai (from left)

After completing the quarantine period, the two Vietnamese peacekeepers and other officers had a working session with the Deputy Chief of Staff of the mission military force Colonel Chance Ndagano, and Deputy Commander of U.N. military observer force Colonel Gunther Wiedekind.

At the event, Colonel Chance Ndagano welcomed the officers to the "common house" of the U.N. peacekeeping force in UNMISS. He also highly appreciated Vietnam for sending well-trained and experienced officers to participate in the U.N. peacekeeping mission.

In the context of the global COVID-19 outbreak, the successful deployment of officers to U.N. peacekeeping missions demonstrated Vietnam's consistent commitment to the U.N. peacekeeping operations.

He expressed his belief that Vietnamese officers will bring into full play their capacity, spirit and responsibility in performing their missions in any circumstances, especially during the complicated development of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Translated by Lam Anh