Vietnamese peacekeepers leave for UNISFA

17:46 28/04/2022

184 members of the Vietnamese peacekeeping forces, including the Military Engineering Unit Rotation 1 and the Level-2 Field Hospital Rotation 4, departed for South Sudan on April 27.

A grand farewell ceremony for them was held at Noi Bai International Airport on the same day. The Vietnamese  military engineers of the Military Engineering Unit Rotation 1 will join the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA).

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President Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Chairman of the National Defense and Security Council was present at the airport to see off Vietnamese peacekeepers.
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Speaking at the ceremony, President Nguyen Xuan Phuc applauded the nation’s contributions to UN peacekeeping operations over the past years, noting that positive results of the Vietnamese Peacekeeping Force’s participation in UN peacekeeping operations would enrich the glorious traditions of the Vietnam People's Army, country and people. He also extended best wishes to the peacekeepers.

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Nguyen Thi Thanh Hai, a female officer of the Military Engineering Unit Rotation 1 waves goodbye to her family.

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Hai and 20 other female officers of the 184-member Military Engineering Unit Rotation 1 will join the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei.

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Officers in joint photos before departing.

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A female officer says goodbye to her daughter before undertaking tasks in Africa for one year.

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The Vietnamese peacekeepers fly to Africa on the Royal Australian Air Force’s C-17 transport aircraft which can carry a maximum load of more than 77 tons.

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State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc and the Vietnamese peacekeepers in a joint photo.

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State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc and the Vietnamese peacekeepers sing “Nhu co Bac Ho trong ngay vui dai thang” (As if Uncle Ho were with us on Victory Day) by songwriter Pham Tuyen. It is one of numerous songs written during the resistance war against American imperialists.

By Duy Tien