According to General Vinh, Vietnam has so far dispatched nearly 200 peacekeepers to the Central African Republic and South Sudan. These peacekeepers have met all U.N. requirements and been highly appreciated by U.N. leaders for their professional expertise, discipline observance, and capabilities. Deputy Defense Minister Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh The senior officer proudly said that Vietnam has the highest rate of female peacekeepers (over 10 percent) at U.N. missions and these officers have taken the same missions as male. He mentioned Major Nguyen Thi Minh Phuong who has been working as a military observer on the U.N. Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) and revealed that Vietnam is honored to host an international conference on the role of women in U.N. peacekeeping operations this year on request of the U.N. According to him, this is the recognition of Vietnamese female officers’ contributions to U.N. peacekeeping activities and emphasizes that Vietnam always highly values the role and ensure the rights of women. The Deputy Defense Minister also highlighted Vietnamese peacekeepers’ fulfillment of all assignments and good behaviors that have left deep impression on both colleagues and local people and help popularize the image of Vietnam as well. Regarding the impacts… Read full this story
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