Vietnam-Finland boost cooperation in peacekeeping

PANO – The Vietnam Peacekeeping Centre would like to step up its cooperation with the Finnish Defence Forces International Centre in the time to come, contributing to strengthening the two centres’ ties and Vietnam-Finland defence ties.


Senior Colonel Luu Dinh Hien, Deputy Director of the Vietnamese centre stated that at the talks in Hanoi on March 16th with Lieutenant Colonel Timo Hamalainen, the Finnish centre’s director.

During the talks, the two sides introduced to each other their centre’s structure, organization, function and missions as well as each country’s deployment of officers participating in UN peacekeeping operations.

The host said that the Vietnam Peacekeeping Centre’s functions and missions are to study, give advices, do training, prepare and deploy forces as well as command and manage the Vietnam People’s Army’s forces participating in UN peacekeeping operations.

Last year, the Vietnamese Ministry of National Defence sent two liaison officers to the UN Mission in South Sudan. There will be more staff officers for UN Mission in the Central African Republic in the coming time.

For his part, Lieutenant Colonel Timo Hamalainen expressed his pleasure at the establishment of the Vietnam Peacekeeping Centre and the dispatch of Vietnamese officers to UN Missions.

The guest confirmed that Finland is ready to support Vietnam in the fields on which Finland has strengths.

In the framework of the talks, the two sides shared experience in training, preparation of forces and related procedures, dispatch of forces and in other matters of mutual concerns.

Translated by Mai Huong

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