The Vietnam Peacekeeping Department (VPD) under the Defence Ministry presented the President’s decision to assign peacekeeping duty in South Sudan to two officers at a ceremony on October 24.
Deputy Defence Minister Sen. Lt. Gen. Nguyen Chi Vinh (middle), Senior Lieutenant Colonel Le Ngoc Son (left) and Major Nguyen Thi Minh Phuong at the ceremony
Under the decision, Senior Lieutenant Colonel Le Ngoc Son and Major Nguyen Thi Minh Phuongwill serve as military observers at the UN Mission in South Sudan.
Addressing the ceremony, VPD Director Major General Hoang Kim Phung saidwith the latest decision, the number of officers that Vietnam has dispatched toUN peacekeeping mission will reach 40, including three female officers.
On behalf of the Defence Ministry’s leadership, Deputy Defence MinisterSen. Lt. Gen. Nguyen Chi Vinh spoke highly of the performance of Vietnamesepeacekeeping officers who served in South Sudan and Central African Republic.
He requested the two out-going officers to strictly comply with regulationsand rules of the Vietnam People’s Army and the UN peacekeeping mission as wellas local laws.
On the occasion, four officers who had completed their term at the SouthSudan and Central African Republic reported their work to the Defence Ministry’sleaders./.VNA