First UN Peacekeeping Field Training to Take Place in Hanoi This Month
|The training will see the participation of 198 peacekeeping experts and trainees from 18 ADMM+ countries, including 26 from Vietnam. Photo: People's Army Newspaper|
The field training will take place on September 20 with the attendance of senior officials from Vietnam, Japan and other ADMM+ members, VietnamPlus said.
The organisation of the training, which will be co-chaired by Vietnam and Japan, will see the participation of 198 peacekeeping experts and trainees from 18 ADMM+ countries, including 26 from Vietnam.
It will be divided into three phases with theory and practical training, as well as associated training of military medical staff, engineers and military observers.
Recently, Sent. Lieut. Gen. Phung Si Tan, Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People's Army (VPA), head of the steering committee for the training, inspected the preparations for the event at the National Training Centre No. 4 in My Duc district of Hanoi.
He asked relevant units to closely coordinate with the Japanese side to finalise the preparations, ensuring utmost safety and affirming the position of the VPA.
|At the final planning conference for the end-of-term field training under the ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting Plus (ADMM Plus) Experts’ Working Group on Peacekeeping Operations Cycle 4. Photo: VNA|
Facilities are in excellent shape and well prepared to host the event.
At his meeting with the peacekeeping operation expert groups of Vietnam and Japan on the occasion, Tan affirmed that Vietnam will provide the best conditions for the organization of the training, and expressed his hope to coordinate closely with the Japanese side in organizing the event.
He also hailed the Japanese side's co-chairing of the training.
Earlier, the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) handed over the State President’s decision to deploy three more police officers to the United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), according to Nhan dan (People) Newspaper.
Maj. Gen. Dao Xuan Lan, Chief of the MPS’s standing office for UN peacekeeping operations, reported that in 2022, the MPS sent four officers to engage in UN peacekeeping operations, including one to the UN headquarters and three to UNMISS.
All the four have excellently fulfilled their duties; gradually affirmed the capacity, mettle, and professionalism of the People’s Public Security officers; and helped popularise images of Vietnam to the UN and international friends, he noted.
|Deputy Minister of Public Security Sen. Lt. Gen. Luong Tam Quang hands over the State President's deployment decision to the three police officers on August 16. Photo: People's Public Security newspaper|
On August 12, the State President signed a decision to deploy three more officers to UNMISS, raising the number of those joining UN peacekeeping operations to seven.
Aside from individuals, the standing office will soon propose the deployment of units to peacekeeping operations, Lan went on.
On behalf of the State President, MPS Deputy Minister Sen. Lt. Gen. Luong Tam Quang handed over the deployment decision to the three officers.
Vietnam’s Military Engineering Unit Rotation 1 has left good impressions on international friends in general and Abyei residents in particular during their one-year mission at the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA).
As the first engineering unit of Vietnam to join UN peacekeeping operations in a new area, it overcame all difficulties to accomplish assigned tasks and returned home on August 15.
The peacekeepers also played an active role in the mass mobilization work, providing health checkups for local residents, helping them grow vegetables, giving them educational opportunities, and building classrooms and libraries in Abyei.
All of the 184 members have been honored 0with the “For the UN peacekeeping cause” medal of the UN and commended by the UNISFA Force Commander and Abyei authorities for their dedication and contributions./.
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