Viet Nam deploys 12 more officers for UN peacekeeping operations
21:03 | 22/11/2021

VGP - The Ministry of Defense (MOD) on November 22 presented the President’s decisions to assign 12 officers, including two females, to South Sudan and the Central African Republic to work for the United Nations peacekeeping missions there.

Viet Nam has so far sent 41 female soldiers to work at the UN peacekeeping missions, accounting for nearly 16 percent of the total Vietnamese peacekeeping personnel, much higher than the average ratio of other countries.

Since the 2021-2022 term, the United Nations has assigned two more positions to Viet Nam at the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), of which the post of communications officer is reserved for women, meeting gender equality policy and increasing the number of female soldiers participating in UN peacekeeping operations.

Addressing the event, Senior Lieutenant General Hoang Xuan Chien, Deputy Minister of National Defense, head of the MOD’s steering committee for Viet Nam’s participation in UN peacekeeping operations, requested deployed officers to firmly grasp the external policy of the Party, State and army and perform the assigned task to the highest standards possible ./. VNA

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