Beijing – The Chinese Ministry of National Defense (MOD) said Monday in Beijing that it had started a three-week international training course for military observers of the United Nations (UN).
It said in a report that more than 40 military personnel, including Chinese training instructors and foreign attaches to China from 22 countries such as Australia, Denmark and U.S. gathered in Beijing to attend the training course.
It said the sessions would be oriented around UN peacekeeping missions and would be in English.
The ministry said the courses would include a range of topics including case analysis and simulation drills.
It said the combat exercises would cover 14 themes such as conflict mediation, field rescue, kidnap and ransom response, while attendees would be evaluated throughout the whole course.
The UN has more than 1,800 military observers deployed around the globe and China has dispatched 1,670 military observers since 1990, when it started participating in UN peacekeeping missions. (Xinhua/NAN)