KATHMANDU, March 20 (Xinhua)-- A multinational peacekeeping exercise with the participation of 1,024 peacekeeper trainers and cadets from 28 countries started in Nepal Monday, the Nepalese Army said.
Nepalese Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal inaugurated the two-week long training, which is named Shanti Prayas-III' and aimed at enhancing peacekeeping capabilities.
Jointly organized by the Nepalese Army and US Pacific Command, the exercise is taking place at Birendra Peace Operations Training Centre in Panchkhal of Kavre District.
Addressing the program, the prime minister said that the UN peacekeepers are the vanguard and one of the key tools of the international community to restore peace and security in the conflict-torn areas.
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