United Nations Military Advisor Visits Vietnam's Military Engineering Unit
United Nations military advisor Birame Diop acknowledged Vietnam's efforts in carrying out the mission, exceeding the UN's expectations, despite facing many difficulties in weather conditions and facilities lacking.
Within the framework of the working visit and working program at the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA), on the afternoon of October 24, Military Advisor in the Department of Peace Operations, United Nations Headquarters, General Birame Diop, and a delegation visited the Vietnam Military Engineering Unit Rotation 2.
|General Birame Diop visits Vietnam’s Engineering Unit Rotation 2. Photo: Tran Thinh|
According to Head of the Vietnam Military Engineering Unit Rotation 2, Senior Colonel Nguyen Viet Hung, introduced the staff, functions and tasks as well as practical work of the unit since arriving in Abyei.
Speaking at the meeting, General Birame Diop was happy to visit the Vietnam Military Engineering Unit, and he also congratulates the results that the unit has achieved.
He said that Vietnamese engineering force has turned Highway into one of the most beautiful bases. He highly appreciated the Vietnamese force’s military-civilian activities which have contributed to enhancing local people’s living standards.
“We strongly acknowledge Vietnam's efforts in carrying out its tasks, exceeding the United Nations' expectations, despite facing many difficulties in weather conditions as well as lack of infrastructure...Your humanitarian activities, supporting the government and people of Abyei have moved local people. Connection with local people is the key to success, especially humanitarian operations have strengthened the confidence of the people of Abyei in the entire United Nations peacekeeping force at UNISFA,” said General Birame Diop.
|General Birame Diop and the delegation took souvenir photos with members of the Vietnam Military Engineering Unit. Photo: Tran Thinh|
He also said that in the coming time, the Vietnam Military Engineering Unit needs to continue upgrading arterial roads, opening new patrol and control routes as much as possible. At the same time, deploy the construction of smart camp projects for military units of countries stationed in the mission area. The Vietnam Military Engineering Unit needs to strive to overcome difficulties and challenges, perform well the assigned tasks to ensure smooth mobility for all activities of the mission.
Talking on the sidelines, the UN Military Advisor emphasized Vietnam's successful deployment of a high proportion of female soldiers at the UNISFA Mission. Vietnam has well ensured the ratio of women according to UN guidelines.
On this occasion, Birame Diop thanked the Vietnamese female soldiers for their efforts to overcome difficulties and challenges to perform well their assigned tasks.
Military Engineering Unit Rotation 2 arrived in the UN peacekeeping mission on August 12, the People’s Army Newspaper reported.
The unit brought along about 300 tonnes of supplies, including equipment, machinery, and food to serve the performance of duties and daily needs for one year of working.
The 203-member unit was established in November 2022 under a decision of the Ministry of National Defence.
A UN inspection team recently conducted an inspection for all major equipment, self-sustaining equipment and infrastructure provided by the UN for the Military Engineering Unit Rotation 2.
The results of the inspection show that the unit has met all criteria in technical, logistics, maintenance, information, military medical aspects, and more, in line with UN standards.
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