Peacekeepers pay respect to Flag of Armed Forces

2019-10-04 14:31:45

Ulaanbaatar/MONTSAME/ On October 2, the 10th batch of Mongolian peacekeepers who will serve in the NATO-led mission ‘Resolute Support’ in Afghanistan paid a respect to the Flag of Armed Forces at the central square of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Mongolia.

Mongolia first dispatched its peacekeepers to Afghanistan in 2003.

First Deputy Chief of General Staff of the Mongolian Armed Forces, Major General R.Sukhbat instructed the batch to fortify the achievements of previous batches with their unified organization under the one goal and raise the reputation of Mongolian Armed Forces, despite the fact that the situation in the operation area is not stable.

“One of duties of the armed forces, given by the law, in times of peace is to participate in peacekeeping operations, which is significant to implement state policy to ensure national security by politics-diplomatic means, promote the country abroad and improve capacity of personnel,” he added.

Authorities and officials of the General Staff of the Mongolian Armed Forces, and families of the peacekeepers attended the event.