ULAN BATOR, March 18 (Xinhua) -- Mongolia held a series of activities on Monday to mark the Army Day and highlighted the role of Mongolian peacekeepers in UN peacekeeping operations.
At a welcome ceremony, President Tsakhia Elbegdorj praised the contributions made by the Mongolian military to UN peacekeeping missions over the past 10 years.
Elbegdorj said he visited Mongolian peacekeepers in South Sudan in February together with Defense Minister Dashdemberel Bat-Erdene and Chief of the General Staff Biambuu-Jav.
Mongolia has 850 peacekeepers stationed in South Sudan.
During the past 10 years, more than 5,000 Mongolian servicemen have participated in 14 international peacekeeping operations.