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Two more officers to join UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan

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 (Photo: VNA) 

Under the decision, Senior Lieutenant Colonel Le Ngoc Son and Major Nguyen Thi Minh Phuong will serve as military observers at the UN Mission in South Sudan.

Addressing the ceremony, VPD Director Major General Hoang Kim Phung said with the latest decision, the number of officers that Vietnam has dispatched to UN peacekeeping mission will reach 40, including three female officers.

On behalf of the Defence Ministry’s leadership, Deputy Defence Minister Sen. Lt. Gen. Nguyen Chi Vinh spoke highly of the performance of Vietnamese peacekeeping officers who served in South Sudan and Central African Republic.

He requested the two out-going officers to strictly comply with regulations and rules of the Vietnam People’s Army and the UN peacekeeping mission as well as local laws.

On the occasion, four officers who had completed their term at the South Sudan and Central African Republic reported their work to the Defence Ministry’s leaders.
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