Photo news: Mongolia celebrated International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers
Yesterday on May 27, 2012, in frames of the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, Mongolia
marked its 10th anniversary of participation in the international peace keeping missions. The celebration event took place at the Sukhbaatar’s Square where the President of Mongolia Ts.Elbegdorj, Minister for Defense J.Enkhbayar and delegations from Ministry of Defense, General Headquarters of Mongolian Armed Forces, UN and other international organizations have attended the event. Besides, internal and international delegations and representatives of 6,000 Mongolian troops and military officers who have successfully fulfilled their mission in Sierra Leon, Chad, Ethiopia, Kosovo, Georgia and Iraq also took part in the event.
“Currently, over 500 troops are participating in peacekeeping missions and serving in foreign countries
. Our peace keepers are highly recognized at an international level counting on their bravery, tolerance, discipline and organizational skills. Their commitment in strengthening the nation’s security in political and diplomatic ways and administering state policy is invaluable”, said the Minister for Defense J.Enkhbayar. During the event the Ministry of Defense with its complied sub organizations have introduced their work and activities to the public, where the attendees enjoyed the performance by the military orchestra and hand to hand combat.
Moreover coinciding with the event a farewell ceremony to see off 200 troops of the second Mongolian team to serve in South Sudan
in an international peace keeping mission took place on the same day. Mongolian troops will be in charge of protecting UN convoy and military bases and its freight transportation in South Sudan. In this deployment Mongolia is sending its 70 female officers who are to deliver medical aid in Darfur region of South Sudan.