The annual “Khaan Quest” military training exercise is planned to take place from 22nd May to 4th June. The purpose of the “Quest” is to improve the skills of peacekeeping operations and cooperation between Mongolia and the USA. This year, the United States Pacific Command, Organization for Peacekeeping, and Mongolian Armed Forces are the joint organizers.
Last year, troops from 23 countries including the USA, Russia, Australia, Bangladesh and Belarus participated in the training. This year will be larger, with trainers from 47 countries taking part. Therefore, the director of the Mongolian Armed Forces, Peacekeeping Support Authorty, B.Erdenebat, has said: “This year’s “Khaan Quest” will be extended and have wider status”.
The “Khaan Quest” has being organized since 2003, with the co-operation of Mongolia and the USA. Since 2006, the training has upgraded to a truly international event. Moreover, it has become one of the best five peacekeeping training programs in the Asia Pacific region.