Update: 07:46 | 30/09/2018
Deputy Minister of National Defence Sen. Lieut. Gen. Nguyen Chi Vinh on September 29 assigned tasks to military doctors of Vietnam’s first level-2 field hospital who will travel to South Sudan on October 1 to undertake the UN’s peacekeeping mission.
Vinh, who is head of the Defence Ministry’s steering committee for the participation in UN peacekeeping mission, asked the hospital staff to strictly follow the Party, State and Army’s foreign policy, as well as regulations of the UN and the Mission, and laws of Vietnam and the host country.
Field hospital's military doctors (Photo: VNA).
Vietnam’s engagement in the UN’s peacekeeping activities is a breakthrough to consistently implement the Party’s foreign policy of independence, self-reliance, peace, cooperation
It also marks a change in both quality and quantity in multilateral cooperation in general and in
This is the first time Vietnam has sent military doctors to participate in the UN’s peacekeeping force. The see-off ceremony will be organized on October 1 at Ho Chi Minh City-based Tan Son Nhat International Airport.
The military doctors, most of whom are from Military Hospital 175, will travel to South Sudan, along with medical equipment, to take over a field hospital of the United Kingdom whose personnel are about to withdraw.