Vietnam to send medical staff to assist UN peacekeeping in South Sudan

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A drill of the Vietnam Medical Corps. Photo credit: Mot The Gioi A drill of the Vietnam Medical Corps. Photo credit: Mot The Gioi

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The Vietnam Medical Corps will send its personnel abroad to assist the United Nations' peacekeeping missions in South Sudan, an official said. 
Major General Nguyen Hong Son, director of the 175 Military Hospital under the corps, told local media that his staff has been preparing to work overseas. 
The hospital in Ho Chi Minh City on Thursday concluded four days of exchange activities with the US Medical Corps. Both sides have shared experience especially in aviation medicine to improve their rescuing skills in disasters, Son said.
“We need to prepare before sending military forces abroad. Exchange activities with the US are important and necessary,” Son was quoted by Mot The Gioi as saying. 
According to Son, Vietnam plays an important role in the Asia-Pacific region.
The Vietnam Medical Corps has always been ready to cope with issues in the East Sea, including disasters and dangerous situations, he said.
Last May, Vietnam launched its peacekeeping center and sent its first officers to assist the UN peacekeeping forces in South Sudan.

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