(Bqp.vn) - Vietnam’s Engineering Unit Rotation 1 and Level-2 Field Hospital (L2FH) Rotation 4 left Hanoi on April 27 for UN peacekeeping missions in Abyei and South Sudan. President Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Chairman of the Defence - Security Council and Commander-in-chief of the People’s Armed Forces attended the deployment ceremony. Defence Minister General Phan Van Giang chaired the event.
President Nguyen Xuan Phuc attending the deployment ceremony.
Addressing the event, President Nguyen Xuan Phuc acknowledged the positive results that the Vietnamese military has achieved on UN peacekeeping missions over the past eight years, affirming that Vietnam’s participation has been a highlight in the multilateral foreign policies of the Government, Party and military.
Delegates attending the event.
President Nguyen Xuan Phuc asked the personnel of the Engineering Company Rotation 1 and the L2FH Rotation 4 to embrace and strictly implement the Party’s guidelines and State’s policies on external affairs in accordance with the interests of the nation and on the basis of international law and the U.N. Charter.
President Nguyen Xuan Phuc hands over the decisions to the Engineering Company Rotation 1 and the L2FH Rotation 4.
The President also extended his gratitude to the UN, partner countries and organisations that have contributed to the country, and hoped that Vietnam will continue to receive support during peacekeeping missions.
President Nguyen Xuan Phuc speaking at the event.
President Nguyen Xuan Phuc, General Phan Van Giang and other delegates in a joint photo with personnel of the L2FH Rotation 4.
President Nguyen Xuan Phuc, General Phan Van Giang and other delegates in a joint photo with personnel of the Engineering Company Rotation 1.
Personnel of the Engineering Company Rotation 1 and the L2FH Rotation 4 ready for their missions.
Speaking at the deployment ceremony, General Phan Van Giang hoped that officers and soldiers would always maintain their solidarity, unity, determination to overcome challenges to fulfil their assigned tasks.
General Phan Van Giang speaking at the event.
During their mission in South Sudan, the L2FH Rotation 4 will focus on applying technology in medical examination and treatment, continuing to work on public communications and disease prevention. The Engineering Unit Rotation 1 will help provide humanitarian assistance and support the UN delegations in keeping and re-establishing peace in the area.
General Phan Van Giang talking with personnel of the two units.
General Phan Van Giang talking with personnel’s families.
Up to now, Vietnam has sent a total of 76 officers on individual duties, and 436 soldiers in groups on UN peacekeeping missions.
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