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May 20, 2019

UN Peacekeeping Operation Course opens in Nay Pyi Taw

Vice Senior General Soe Win delivers the opening speech at the ceremony of Myanmar-India United Nations Peacekeeping Training Course in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. Photo: Office of the Commander-in-Chief
Vice Senior General Soe Win delivers the opening speech at the ceremony of Myanmar-India United Nations Peacekeeping Training Course in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. Photo: Office of the Commander-in-Chief

An opening ceremony of UN Peacekeeping Operation Course jointly organized by the Myanmar Tatmadaw and India’s military for the Myanmar Tatmadaw to participate in UN peacekeeping operations was held at the Park Royal Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning.
Present at the opening ceremony were Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Commander-in-Chief (Army) Vice-Senior General Soe Win, high ranking officers from the Office of the Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services, Indian Ambassador Mr. Saurabh Kumar, Military Attache Col. Naveen Mahajan, training officers from India’s Centre for UN Peacekeeping (CUNPK) and Tatmadaw personnel attending the course.
First Vice Senior General Soe Win and Indian Ambassador Mr. Saurabh Kumar delivered opening speeches followed with a power point presentation by a training officer from India’s CUNPK on India’s participation in UN Peacekeeping Operations.
Next Vice Senior General and party took a commemorative group photo with ceremony attendees, CUNPK training officers and trainees attending the course.
The training course is the sixth of its kind to be conducted and from 2016 to 2018 a total of 96 officers and 54 other ranks attended the courses. This course is attended by 30 other ranks and the course covers ethics of UN Peacekeepers, protecting civilians, protecting children, military-civilian cooperation, conducting patrols, convoy security, construction of company base camp, Blue Helmet exercise, and history of UN peacekeeping works and will be held until 15 February, according to news released by the Office of the Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services. – MNA (Translated by Zaw Min)

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