Mongolia to Host International Military Peacekeeping drill

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South Korean troops will take part in a peacekeeping drill opening Sunday in Mongolia, the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) here said Friday.

Thirty-nine South Korean troops will be dispatched to Mongolia to join the annual Khan Quest exercise, slated for July 31-August 12, at the invitation of the Mongolian military.

South Korea has participated in the annual multinational peacekeeping exercise as an observer since 2006, and sent a platoon of Marines in 2009.

The exercise, launched in 2003 and led by Mongolia and the United States, will bring together some 900 troops from 11 countries, according to the JCS.

The participating countries in the Mongolia’s exercise are Cambodia, United States of America, Canada, India, China, Japan, Singapore, Russia and Vietnam.

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