Director of the Department Maj. Gen. Hoang Kim Phung said it has organized the course since 2017 but this is the first time it has been held via both online and in-person forms due to COVID-19. The course attracts the participation of 16 trainees from 10 units of the Defence Ministry. All have a good professional background and English skills, said VOV.
The course provides basic knowledge on UN military staff for trainees who are about to join UN peacekeeping missions or participate in management, advisory work, research, and teaching at units involved in peacekeeping missions inside and outside of the Defence Ministry.
It also helps improve the department’s capacity for organizing international training courses on UN peacekeeping, with the aim of increasing the quality of the country’s UN peacekeeping training facility. This is also a chance to intensify the friendship between Vietnam and the US, the EU, and other partners in UN peacekeeping, VNA cited.
Head of the lecturer delegation Julian Bower hailed Vietnam’s efforts to be the first country carrying out the GPOI-assisted training course via both online and in-person forms.
Vietnam welcomed the declaration of a unilateral ceasefire by the Central African Republic government at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) meeting on October 18 on the situation in the Central African Republic.
Vietnam News Today (October 19): Vietnam records 3,159 new local Covid cases; Vietnam ratifies ASEAN Trade in Services Agreement; SEA Games 31 likely to be held in Vietnam in May 2022; Goethe-Institut’s science film festival goes virtual from October 18.
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has underscored the need to ensure unanimity and consistency in leadership, direction, administration and organization regarding the implementation of policies, resolutions and regulations on pandemic prevention and control.