Nienburg/Bodensee, 4 July 2023(TDI): A Pakistan Army delegation, led by Brigadier Qasim Shahzad, participated in two multinational exercises in Germany. Their participation showcased Pakistan’s commitment to international peacekeeping and civil-military cooperation.
The presence of the delegation in the 27-nation Civil-Military Joint Cooperation Exercise (JOCO) 2023 in Nienburg and the ‘Blue Flag’ Exercise for UN Military Observers in Bodensee marked a significant milestone. It showcased Pakistan’s prowess and dedication to fostering global partnerships.
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The JOCO exercise was held in Nienburg from 19th to 30th June 2023. Its primary goal was to enhance collaboration between civilian and military entities.
Similarly, the ‘Blue Flag’ Exercise, which took place from 23rd to 30th June 2023 in Bodensee, focused on promoting cooperation among UN Military Observers worldwide.
Commitment to UN Peacekeeping Missions
The international community widely recognizes Pakistan for its unwavering commitment to UN peacekeeping missions. Its troops show exceptional dedication in challenging conflict zones.
Moreover, the participation in the ‘Blue Flag’ exercise demonstrates Pakistan’s determination to enhance peacekeeping capabilities for a safer world.
Pakistan also values civil-military collaboration for peace, stability, and socioeconomic development.
The Pakistan Army delegation’s involvement in the JOCO exercise emphasizes their commitment to strengthening civil-military cooperation and contributing to international efforts.
A 26-Nations,Multinational Excercise ‘Blue Flag’ for #UN Military Observers was held in Bodensee, 🇩🇪 from 23-30June 2023.
1st ever participation of 🇵🇰 Army delegation led by our Defence Attaché to share experience in domain of @UNPeacekeeping. @BMVg_Bundeswehr@OfficialDGISPR https://t.co/PJTQdiH2oU pic.twitter.com/MuFnoSMMuA
— Pakistan Embassy Germany (@PakinGermany_) July 3, 2023
Joint Cooperation Exercise JOCO
The Joint Cooperation Exercise (JOCO) has been organized annually since 2014 by the German CIMIC Command in Nienburg, Germany. JOCO serves as a field training exercise (FTX) for multinational CIMIC Support Units. It offers practical training and hands-on experience in a realistic operational environment.
The exercise enhances skills in civil-military cooperation, coordination, and communication. Training areas in Nienburg, Verden, and Hanover provide diverse settings for participants to engage in simulated scenarios and challenges related to civil-military cooperation.