Vietnam launches UN peacekeeping police unit

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(VOVWORLD) - Peacekeeping Police Unit No. 1 was launched at a ceremony on Thursday in Hanoi as part of Vietnam’s active and responsible participation in maintaining peace, stability, and development.

Vietnam launches UN peacekeeping police unit - ảnh 1Deputy Minister of Public Security Luong Tam Quang speaks at the ceremony to launch Peacekeeping Police Unit No. 1, January 11, 2024. (Photo:

Deputy Minister of Public Security Luong Tam Quang said the creation of Peacekeeping Police Unit No. 1 reflects the commitment of Vietnam’s Party, State, and Ministry of Public Security to maintaining peace, stability, and development regionally and globally. This marks significant progress following the success of sending initial working groups aimed at preserving regional and global peace and security while upholding the core principles of the United Nations, he added. 

UN Police Adviser Faisal Shahkar said the unit's creation highlights Vietnam's growing role and contribution to global and regional peace and security.

"I'm confident that once deployed, the Vietnam Peacekeeping Unit No.1 will uphold the highest standard of conduct and performance and will make the positive difference in the lives of the people it serves. The UN is grateful for your partnership and we look forward to working with you in the future."

Since 2022, Vietnam's Ministry of Public Security has trained 70 officers for United Nations peacekeeping duties, with programs held both in Vietnam and abroad. 

Six Public Security Ministry officers have been deployed to UN peacekeeping missions at the South Sudan Mission (UNMISS), and an additional officer is on duty with the UN Police Department. The Ministry is preparing to send three officers to the UNISFA Mission in the Abyei Region in the first quarter of this year.