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Danish military officers take part in historic demilitarization efforts in Korea

08.01.2019  07:24

For six weeks, Danish officers have been part of the demolishing of ten military guard posts and the removal of landmines in the demilitarized zone. Furthermore, they have witnessed the test driving of a civilian train across the border as well as soldiers from North and South peacefully crossing the demarcation line for the first time since the 1950-1953 Korean War.

Partaking in the mission, Danish soldiers among others have supervised the process and witnessed that both guard posts and landmines have been removed properly – a task that is essential to furthering peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula.

Since 2009, Denmark has contributed to the United Nations Military Armistice Commission (UNCMAC) with two officers but in light of recent development on the Korean Peninsula and the need for increased military personnel, additionally two Danish officers have been stationed in Korea to support the ongoing demilitarization efforts. Denmark is proud to be able to support these historic developments on the Korean Peninsula reinforcing the strong partnership between Denmark and the Republic of Korea.