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4/5/2016 4:11:02 PM

Five additional Vietnamese officers join UN peacekeeping missions

On April 5th, 5 officers from the Vietnam Peacekeeping Centre under the Ministry of National Defence received decisions from the State President to go to the Central African Republic and South Sudan to perform United Nations peacekeeping missions.

Senior Lieutenant-General Nguyen Chi Vinh presents decisions to officers. (Photo: PANO)

Addressing the decision-granting ceremony, Senior Lieutenant-General Nguyen Chi Vinh, Deputy Minister of National Defence, stressed that joining UN peacekeeping operations is a very important task assigned by the Party, State and army.

He urged the officers to practice, be principled, obey local laws, push production, protect the environment and respect local residents to build up a good image of the Vietnamese army among international friends.

In his report, Colonel Hoang Kim Phung, Director of the Vietnam Peacekeeping Centre, affirmed that the officers had been well trained and passed strict examinations before receiving the missions.

Under the State President's decisions, the 5 officers will work as advising and communication officers at UN peacekeeping operations.

Since its operation in 2014, the Vietnam Peacekeeping Centre has sent 7 officers to UN missions in South Sudan and the Central African Republic./.

  ( Compiled by VNF )
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