Australia/Thailand — Defence enhances regional peacekeeping cooperation

Aus­tralia and Thai­land will fur­ther enhance region­al peace­keep­ing coop­er­a­tion by co-host­ing the mul­ti­lat­er­al peace­keep­ing exer­cise, Exer­cise Pirap Jabiru, in Bangkok from 29 July to 6 August.

Hav­ing com­menced in 1998, Exer­cise Pirap Jabiru was expand­ed in 2006 to include par­tic­i­pants from around the region. In 2010, a total of 14 coun­tries are send­ing mil­i­tary and police par­tic­i­pants, mak­ing the exer­cise a sig­nif­i­cant region­al event while high­light­ing the com­mit­ment of both Aus­tralia and Thai­land in pro­mot­ing region­al peace­keep­ing efforts.

“Exer­cise Pirap Jabiru will give par­tic­i­pants a greater under­stand­ing of the plan­ning process­es of indi­vid­ual coun­tries and those of the Unit­ed Nations,” Com­man­dant of the ADF Joint War­fare, Doc­trine and Train­ing Cen­tre, Air Com­modore Richard Owen said.

“The exer­cise also pro­vides an oppor­tu­ni­ty to devel­op shared approach­es to resolv­ing the com­plex prob­lems inher­ent in peace­keep­ing oper­a­tions and will enable region­al coun­tries to work togeth­er bet­ter on peace­keep­ing oper­a­tions.”

In addi­tion to pre­sen­ta­tions by peace­keep­ing experts from Aus­tralia and Thai­land, the sem­i­nar includes con­tri­bu­tions from oth­er region­al nations, non-gov­ern­ment organ­i­sa­tions and the Unit­ed Nations.

Exer­cise Pirap Jabiru remains a bench­mark activ­i­ty that enhances the abil­i­ty of region­al nations to con­tribute to peace­keep­ing oper­a­tions around the world. Media con­tacts:
Defence Media Liai­son: 02 6265 3343 or 0408 498 664

Press release
Min­is­te­r­i­al Sup­port and Pub­lic Affairs,
Depart­ment of Defence,
Can­ber­ra, Aus­tralia

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