Peacekeepers maintain the flags of Việt Nam and the UN earlier than leaving for the UN Mission in South Sudan. VNA/VNS Photograph
HÀ NỘI – The United Nations Beneath-Secretary-Basic for Peace Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, on Monday thanked Việt Nam for its robust assist for in addition to personnel contributions to UN peacekeeping operations.
He famous that Việt Nam has despatched personnel to the UN peacekeeping forces since 2014 and regularly made contributions.
It deployed a Degree-2 subject hospital to the UN Mission in South Sudan for the primary time in October 2018. Up to now, it has despatched 75 officers, together with 16 females, to the peacekeeping drive, rating 62nd among the many UN member states.
Vietnamese peacekeepers are performing duties on the UN missions in South Sudan and the Central African Republic. The nation has additionally pledged to deploy personnel to the UN Interim Safety Pressure for Abyei, a disputed space between Sudan and South Sudan.
Lacroix mentioned that Việt Nam’s Degree-2 subject hospital in South Sudan had performed an necessary function within the frequent success of the UN Mission in South Sudan.
It has not solely helped make sure the well being and medical situations for UN peacekeepers, particularly amid the COVID-19 pandemic but additionally organised workshops to enhance the notice of main points equivalent to COVID-19, HIV/AIDS and gender-based violence.
He additionally spoke extremely of Vietnamese officers’ professionalism, dedication, efforts, and sacrifice whereas performing duties in tough environments, expressing his sympathies on the dying of Lt. Col. Đỗ Anh, who had died earlier this yr whereas working for the UN mission within the Central African Republic. — VNS