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More 24 Vietnamese soldiers head to South Sudan for Peacekeeping Mission

Malie Nguyen Malie Nguyen

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April 22, 2021 | 12:39

On April 21 morning, at the Tan Son Nhat International Airport, the farewell ceremony was held for 24 Vietnamese soldiers at the Level-2 Field Hospital No. 3 heading to South Sudan to undertake the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission.

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Photo: Farewell held for level-2 field hospital No. 3 staff as heading to South Sudan Photo: Farewell held for level-2 field hospital No. 3 staff as heading to South Sudan
More 24 Vietnamese soldiers head to South Sudan for Peacekeeping Mission
Photo: VOV

The farewell ceremony saw the attendance of Major General Hoang Kim Phung, Director of the Vietnam Department of Peacekeeping Operations; Major General Nguyen Hong Son, Director of Military Hospital 175 under the Ministry of National Defense, representatives from Military Region 7, Division 370 (Air Defense - Air Force), Defense Attaché, representatives from the Australian Embassy in Vietnam, relatives of officers and staff of Level 2 Field Hospital No. 3.

More 24 Vietnamese soldiers head to South Sudan for Peacekeeping Mission
Photo: VOV

Before leaving for South Sudan, 24 soldiers were trained to conduct medical emergencies and drive armored vehicles.

Although the Covid-19 partly affected their training, soldiers showed their determination to successfully accomplish the mission.

More 24 Vietnamese soldiers head to South Sudan for Peacekeeping Mission
Photo: VOV

Female soldier Ngo Thi Hai Linh said: “Given the complicated development of Covid-19 epidemic, we couldn’t receive training support from the United Nations’ experts. However, I do believe that the Level-2 Field Hospital No. 3 will complete the task and return safely together”.

More 24 Vietnamese soldiers head to South Sudan for Peacekeeping Mission
Major General Nguyen Hong Son, Director of Military Hospital 175 under the Ministry of National Defense encourages officers and soldiers of Level 2 Field Hospital No. 3. Photo: VOV

Other pictures at the farewell ceremony:

More 24 Vietnamese soldiers head to South Sudan for Peacekeeping Mission
Photo: Kinhtedothi
More 24 Vietnamese soldiers head to South Sudan for Peacekeeping Mission
Photo: Kinhtedothi
More 24 Vietnamese soldiers head to South Sudan for Peacekeeping Mission
Photo: Kinhtedothi
More 24 Vietnamese soldiers head to South Sudan for Peacekeeping Mission
Photo: Kinhtedothi
Previously, on March 24, 33 soldiers at the Level-2 Field Hospital No. 3 headed to South Sudan. They safely landed at Juba International Airport two days later. After completing the mandatory Covid-19 quarantine, they arrived at Bentiu base and officially assumed their duties from April 17.
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