Deputy Defense Minister receives UNDP Resident Representative
10:28 | 20/11/2019

VGP - United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Resident Representative in Viet Nam Caitin Wiesen expressed her hope that cooperation between the UNDP and Viet Nam on UN peacekeeping missions will continue to be fruitful during her meeting with Deputy Defense Minister Nguyen Chi Vinh in Ha Noi on November 19.

Deputy Defense Minister Nguyen Chi Vinh receives United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Resident Representative in Viet Nam Caitin Wiesen, Ha Noi, November 19, 2019 - Photo: VNA

Wiesen congratulated Viet Nam on taking the chair of the ASEAN Defense Ministers’ Meeting (ADMM) and the ADMM Plus in 2020, as well as the success of the Level-2 Field Hospital No. 1 at the UN mission in South Sudan and the deployment of hospital No.2.

She said that the UNDP recognizes the results of a joint project between Viet Nam and the Republic of Korea (RoK) on overcoming bombs and mines (UXOs) left over from the wars in Quang Binh and Binh Dinh provinces from2018 to 2020 with the support of the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and the UNDP in Viet Nam.

For his part, Deputy Minister Vinh highly valued cooperation between the UNDP and the Vietnamese Defence Ministry in dealing with consequences of UXOs and conducting peacekeeping operations.

Vinh, who is also head of the National Steering Committee for Settlement of Post-war Unexploded Ordnance and Toxic Chemical Consequences, attributed the fruitful results of the Viet Nam-RoK joint project to the committee’s direction and support from the UNDP.

He expressed his hope that the UNDP and the RoK will continue to assist and cooperate with Viet Nam to deal with UXOs not only in Quang Binh and Binh Dinh but also other needy localities./.

By Hoang Ha

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