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Australia, Vietnam collaborate in South Sudan peacekeeping

Australia has supported Vietnam’s third rotation for the United Nations Mission in South Sudan, airlifting Vietnamese defence members and equipment to the country.

Australia has supported Vietnam’s third rotation for the United Nations Mission in South Sudan, airlifting Vietnamese defence members and equipment to the country.

Defence has confirmed that Australian and Vietnamese peacekeeping forces have collaborated in the United Nations Mission in South Sudan, with Australia airlifting Vietnamese defence members and equipment late in March.

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The airlift took place onboard a RAAF C-17A Globemaster, which transported new members and equipment to replace the Vietnamese UNMISS Level Two Field Hospital, making it the third airlift support to Vietnam.

Chief of Joint Operations Command, Lieutenant General Greg Bilton, described the growing relationship between Australia and Vietnam.

“Vietnam is an important partner for Australia in the Indo-Pacific, and I am proud the ADF has supported their deployment to the United Nations Mission in South Sudan,” LTGEN Bilton said.

“The peacekeeping partnership between our two countries is a key element of our defence relationship. It highlights our shared vision of a peaceful, inclusive and resilient region actively supporting global security.”

The airlift has moved some 120 passengers and 55,000 kilograms of freight over two months.  

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