Shared Destiny-2021: 4-nation UN peacekeeping military exercise begins in China
Soldiers from China, Pakistan, Mongolia, Thailand participating in training until Sept. 15
A multi-national UN peacekeeping field training exercise being hosted by China kicked off on Monday, the Chinese Defense Ministry said in a statement.
Soldiers from China, Pakistan, Mongolia and Thailand are participating in Shared Destiny-2021 at the Queshan County in central China's Henan province, which will run until Sept 15.
According to the ministry, the personnel will be trained in battlefield reconnaissance, vigilance and patrol, armed escort, protection of civilians, response to violent and terrorist attacks, establishment of temporary operating bases, battlefield rescue and epidemic control – the basic operations of UN peacekeeping missions.
The exercise is said to be the first multilateral UN peacekeeping field training exercise organized by the Chinese military.
It "aims to respond to the UN’s ‘Action for Peacekeeping’ initiative ... and to promote practical cooperation among troop-contributing countries to make concerted efforts in enhancing the peacekeeping standby forces’ capability of carrying out tasks,” said the readout.