Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at Peacekeeping Vehicles Hand-Over Ceremony

AMBASSADOR GALT: State Secretary Batsaikhan, Generals, members of the Mongolian Armed Forces, good afternoon.

It is a great honor for me to be here today with the Armed Forces of Mongolia to complete the delivery of much-needed peacekeeping vehicles from the United States.

The United States is proud to have partnered with Mongolian Armed Forces for many years to build your peacekeeping capacity.

We have worked together to establish the Five Hills Training Center as a world-class PKO training center.

And next month, we will co-host at the Five Hills Training Center the Khaan Quest Exercise, which is now one of the premier peacekeeping exercises anywhere in the world.

The United States has for many years provided equipment and training to Mongolian peacekeeping units, including vehicles, communication equipment, and personal protective gear. We’re pleased that this equipment is being used in real world operations today like South Sudan and Afghanistan.

We are pleased that this equipment is being used in real world operations today in places like South Sudan and Afghanistan.

Mongolia’s peacekeepers are some of the best in the world and, as such, they deserve reliable equipment, such as these vehicles, that allow for rapid movement in support of peacekeeping operations.

I look forward to seeing these new vehicles supporting Mongolia’s peacekeepers assigned to units in support of United Nations Peacekeeping Operations around the world.

I’m confident that this U.S.-provided equipment will greatly enhance Mongolian peacekeeping capabilities and also support international security operations.

On behalf of the United States Government, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Government of Mongolia for your continued support of the Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan, as well as UN peacekeeping operations in Africa.

I look forward to continuing to grow the partnership between the United States and Mongolia.

Thank you very much.