Vietnam enhances cooperation in UN peacekeeping with UK, Thailand
Vietnam wants to exchange experience with Thailand
in organising training courses, and promote delegation exchanges on UN
peacekeeping operations, a Vietnamese senior officer said on September 10.
At the working session (Source: qdnd.vn)
Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam wants to exchange experience with Thailand in
organising training courses, and promote delegation
exchanges on UN peacekeeping operations, a Vietnamese senior officer
said on September 10.
At a reception in Hanoi for a delegation of
Thailand’s Peace Operations Centre (POC), Major General Hoang Kim Phung,
Director of the Vietnam Department of Peacekeeping Operations, lauded
Thailand’s support for Vietnam in peacekeeping activities.
The visit by the Thai delegation, led by POC
Director, Major General Jensit Konsil, aims to step up bilateral
collaboration in UN peacekeeping, especially after Vietnam has assumed the
posts of Chair of the Association of Asia-Pacific Peace Operations Training
Centres and the host of the eighth Annual General Meeting of ASEAN
Peacekeeping Centres Network in 2020. Next year, Vietnam will also co-chair
the Experts’ Working Group on Peacekeeping Operations within the framework
of the ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting (ADMM ) for 2020-2023.
During the visit, the two sides considered sealing
an agreement on cooperation in delegation exchange and experience sharing
regarding peacekeeping activities.
They agreed to make UN peacekeeping collaboration a
regular part of exchanges, consultations and high-level dialogues between
Vietnam and Thailand.
Thailand will continue to invite Vietnamese officers
to training courses and exercises held by the country, and take into
consideration the dispatch of experienced experts to Vietnam to share
experience in preparing and deploying sappers to UN peacekeeping missions,
and holding training courses.
Earlier, the Thai delegation visited the Vietnam Military
Medical University and the second level-2 field hospital which will be sent
to the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan.
The same day, Vietnam’s UN peacekeeping sappers
engaged in an exchange with their UK colleagues,
during which they discussed preparations of equipment of forces, the
deployment of sappers and logistics.-VNA