S. Korea will actively join global PKO missions: military
South Korea will step up its participation in global
With the 5th rotation of forces of the 290-strong "Hanbit" unit arriving in the South Sudanese town of Bor this week, South Korea marks three years since the dispatch of the rebuilding forces.
The Hanbit unit was dispatched to the town, located some 170 kilometers north of the capital Juba, in July 2011 while the newly-independent South Sudan was reeling from decades of civil war.
Since the deployment, the South Korean unit has been tasked with a variety of rebuilding and
As the latest South Sudanese Civil War broke out in December 2013, "the Hanbit unit perfectly carried out its top
It was very effective in forming the crucial bond between the unit and the local people for Hanbit to have continued its humanitarian assistance operations for about 17,000
The South Korean unit is now at a critical crossroads in re-defining its role in the U.N.
"As our country owns the asset of being an economic success model, the role Hanbit could play in contributing to the development of
As part of those efforts, the military will seek tighter collaboration with the Korea International Cooperation Agency, the official development assistance body, to better provide the services, he said.
As South Korea's other foreign-dispatched units, "Ahk" in the UAE and "Dongmyeong" in Lebanon, mark four and eight years of dispatch respectively, the country plans to reset strategies