Vietnam pledges to continue contributing to UN mission in South Sudan
Vietnam will continue to make positive contributions to the United Nations (UN) Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) and increase the engagement of female officers in the mission,
Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy, Permanent Representatives of Vietnam to the UN, has stated.
|Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy, Permanent Representatives of Vietnam to the UN. (Photo: VNA)|
Speaking at a UN Security Council’s discussion on the situation in South Sudan and the operations of the UNMISS on June 21, Quy lauded positive developments in South Sudan in the context that the country is preparing for the celebration of 10 years of independence.
He held that the international community should recognise the progress and continue to encourage relevant agencies in South Sudan, and called on the government of South Sudan to take effective measures to deal with violence among communities, including solving the roots of the problem through dialogue and trust building.
The Vietnamese diplomat spoke highly of the role of UNMISS, neighbouring countries and regional organisations in the peace and development process in South Sudan.
He called on the government of South Sudan and relevant parties to work closely together in implementing relevant resolutions of the UNSC on South Sudan, including Resolution 2577 aiming to the removal of the weapon embargo on the country.
|An overview of the discussion. (Photo: VNA)|
Reports at the discussion showed that the situation in South Sudan has seen positive developments since the beginning of 2021 with the implementation of a long-term ceasefire agreement and the formation of a transitional parliament. However, they held that the implementation of the Peace Agreement 2018 has still remained slow with concern over economic and humanitarian crises in the country.
At the event, UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for South Sudan Nicholas Haysom briefed participants on UNMISS efforts in promoting the transitional process, protecting civilians and giving humanitarian support in South Sudan.
Founded in 2011, the UNMISS’s mission is to consolidate peace and security and help establish conditions for development in South Sudan, with a view to strengthening the capacity of the Government to govern effectively and democratically and establish good relations with its neighbours.
Vietnam officially joined UN peacekeeping operations and dispatched representatives to the UNMISS in 2014. The country has been deploying its third level-2 field hospital in Bentiu, South Sudan.
The first mission abroad of Captain Nguyen Trong Chien, an infectious disease doctor, was in the war-ravaged Republic of South Sudan.
Australia has supported Vietnam’s third rotation for the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), airlifting Vietnamese defence members and equipment back to the home country, a move to consolidate the two countries’ bilateral ties.