BEIJING, July 2 (ChinaMil) -- The closing ceremony for the Khaan Quest-2015 multinational peacekeeping military exercise, which China has sent troops to participate in for the first time, was held at the Comprehensive Training Center of the Mongolian Armed Forces on July 1, 2015.
Mongolian President Tsakhia Elbegdorj addressed the closing ceremony, saying that the current world is facing many extreme situations which should be solved with the participation of the international peacekeeping operations within the framework of the United Nations.
The Khaan Quest-2015 peacekeeping military exercise is conducive to upgrading the peacekeeping operation capabilities of the participating countries, and Mongolia has always been an active participants in the international peacekeeping operations and is dedicated to safeguarding the world peace and stability, he added.
Zhang Liguang, commanding officer of the Chinese participating troops, said that through the joint grouping and training with the troops from different countries, the Chinese troops have accumulated valuable actual-combat experience and at the same time, enhanced mutual trust and friendship with the troops from the participating countries.
The Khaan Quest-2015 was unveiled on June 20. Over 1,200 servicemen from 23 countries including Mongolia, the U.S., China and India participated in the exercise. The contents for the exercise include actual-troop drill, indoor-deduction, engineering support and medical rescue.
The first Khaan Quest military exercise was jointly held by Mongolia and the U.S. in 2003. Since 2006, the exercise has expanded to the multinational peacekeeping military exercise with the increasing number of participating countries.