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President asks public security officers to try their best to fullfill UN peacekeeping tasks

President Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked new public security officers assigned to United Nations peacekeeping missions to bring into full play their talents, strengths and creativity to fulfill their assigned tasks.

He made the statement during a ceremony hosted by the Ministry of Public Security in Hanoi on August 12 to present the President’s decisions on sending officers to the UN peacekeeping missions and the Minister of Public Security’s decision on the establishment of the ministry’s Peacekeeping Standing Office.

The deployment of personnel to UN peacekeeping operations aims to deliver the State’s commitment to protecting global peace, in line with the “The Vietnamese people’s public security force participates in the UN peacekeeping operations for the 2014-2020 period and following years” project, he said.

He expressed his delight that eight Vietnamese public security officers have met the UN’s requirements. Four of them are to begin working at the UN headquarters and the UN Mission in South Sudan this year.

Amid complicated and uncertain developments in the world in the near future, President Phuc called for joining hands with the international community to seek solutions to traditional and non-traditional security challenges under the flag of the UN. 

On the occasion, the Ministry of Public Security was assigned to work closely and effectively with the Ministry of National Defence, and boost cooperation with the UN, countries and global partners to improve the quality of training for officers at the level of the UN missions and strategic policymaking at the UN headquarters.

The State leader asked for global support for Vietnam’s peacekeeping forces to join regional and global cooperation mechanisms more effectively, and better conducting studies and strategic consultations to join in UN peacekeeping activities more widely toward gradually expanding forces and participation, especially at the UN headquarters.

It is necessary to raise public awareness of Vietnam’s participation in the effort at home and abroad, thus making effective and practical contributions to maintaining and protecting peace, stability and security in the region and the world, he said.

The President expressed his belief that Vietnam’s UN peacekeeping officers in general and people’s public security force in particular will overcome difficulties and accomplish their assigned tasks, thus meeting the expectations of the UN, the country and people, while deserving to be a part of the UN’s “blue beret” force./.