Vietnam continues contributing to UN mission in South Sudan

A Vietnam Ambassador has affirmed Vietnam’s readiness to continue making contributions to the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) activitie and promote the engagement of female officers in the mission.

Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy, Permanent Representatives of Vietnam to the UN. Photo: VNA

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.

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, cited VNP.

He held that the international community should recognize 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 ambassador highly appreciated the role of the UNMISS, neighboring countries, and regional organizations in promoting the peace and development process in South Sudan and affirmed that Vietnam will continue to make active contributions to the UNMISS' operation and propel women's participation in the Mission.

He called on the Government of South Sudan and concerned parties to closely cooperate in the implementation of relevant UNSC resolutions on South Sudan, including Resolution 2577, aimed at lifting the arms embargo against the North African country, reported VOV.

The UNSC holds a regular meeting on the situation in South Sudan. 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, cited VNP.

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.