(Bqp.vn) - President Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Chairman of the National Defence-Security Council and Commander of the people’s armed forces, visited the Vietnam Department of Peacekeeping Operations and attended a ceremony to honour individuals and organisations who made outstanding contributions to the United Nations peacekeeping missions on October 18.
President Nguyen Xuan Phuc inspecting the VPA Guard of Honour.
Since June 2014, Vietnam has sent 246 officers from the Vietnam People’s Army to the UN peacekeeping missions in South Sudan, Central Africa and the UN headquarters in New York.
Delegates attending the ceremony.
In June 2018, the UN recognised the Vietnam Department of Peacekeeping Operations as one of the four international training centres in the region to carry out training under a three-party partnership among Vietnam, the UN and several partners.
President Nguyen Xuan Phuc presenting the second-class Fatherland Defence Order to the Vietnam Department of Peacekeeping Operations.
In his speech, President Nguyen Xuan Phuc commended initial encouraging results by the Vietnam Department of Peacekeeping Operations, especially officials, officers and staff of the level-2 field hospital, for fulfilling their tasks assigned by the UN and Vietnam.
President Nguyen Xuan Phuc and General Phan Van Giang in a join photo with delegates.
He affirmed that the deployment of the Vietnamese officers to the UN peacekeeping mission marks a new development in Vietnam’s efforts to follow international obligations, showing itself as a responsible member, contributing to improving the global stature and prestige of the country and the Vietnam People’s Army in particular, as well as enhancing international cooperation in national defence-security.
President Nguyen Xuan Phuc speaking at the event.
President Nguyen Xuan Phuc and delegates in a join photo with female officers of the Vietnam Department of Peacekeeping Operations.
At the event, President Phuc presented the second-class Fatherland Defence Order to the Vietnam Department of Peacekeeping Operations, the first-class Fatherland Defence Orders to four individuals and other noble distinctions to several others for their contributions to the UN peacekeeping missions.
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