Hanoi (VNA) – Ambassador Dang Hoang Giang, Everlasting Consultant of Vietnam to the United Nations, on Might 25 chaired a ceremony marking the seventy fifth anniversary of the Worldwide Day of United Nations Peacekeepers (Might 29, 1948-2023).
The occasion gathered members of Vietnamese consultant businesses in New York, commanders and officers of the Vietnamese military and police forces on obligation on the UN peacekeeping missions within the Central African Republic, South Sudan, and Abyei area, and 4 Vietnamese peacekeeping officers on secondment on the UN headquarters.
In his remarks, Giang affirmed that Vietnam’s energetic participation in peacekeeping since 2014 is a crucial coverage and determination of the Celebration and State within the nation’s integration course of, reflecting the brand new place and energy of Vietnam within the worldwide enviornment.
He attributed Vietnam’s peacekeeping achievements to efforts and contributions of all models concerned, notably officers and troopers on obligation at UN peacekeeping missions and headquarters.
The diplomat additionally famous that many UN leaders and worldwide associates have extremely appreciated the bravery, self-reliance, and versatile and artistic method of the Vietnamese peacekeeping forces in deploying their duties and overcoming difficulties
On the event, Giang expressed his gratitude to Lieutenant Colonel Do Anh, the primary Vietnamese peacekeeper to die on obligation within the Central African Republic in early 2022. Members noticed a minute of silence to commemorate the greater than 4,200 fallen UN peacekeepers over the previous 75 years.
Within the morning of the identical day, a ceremony marking the seventy fifth anniversary and honouring the contributions and sacrifices of the “inexperienced beret” forces have been held at UN headquarters. UN Secretary-Normal António Guterres offered the Dag Hammarskjöld Medal for the reason for worldwide peace to servicemen who died whereas on obligation underneath the UN flag in 2022, together with Lieutenant Colonel Do Anh of Vietnam./.