'2019 한-아세안 특별정상회의' 개막을 3일 앞둔 21일 부산 벡스코에서 '2019 국가 대테러 종합훈련'이 열린 가운데 육군특공대가 테러진압 시범을 보이고 있다.

Korean special forces on Nov. 21 hold a demonstration of an anti-terrorism operation at BEXCO four days before the 2019 ASEAN-ROK Commemorative Summit.

By Jeon Han and Lee Jihae
Photos = The Protection and Security Office

Korean special forces on Nov. 21 held a national anti-terrorism drill at the Busan Exhibition and Convention Center (BEXCO) four days before the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations)-ROK (Republic of Korea) Commemorative Summit.

Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon, concurrently chairman of the exercise, Busan Mayor Oh Keo-don and about 500 officials from nine public organizations including the Ministry of National Defense, the Korean National Police Agency, the Korea Coast Guard and Busan Metropolitan City Fire and Disaster Headquarters attended the drill. They also checked the capacity of government branch offices to simultaneously respond to terrorist acts.

이낙연 국무총리가 21일 부산 벡스코에서 '2019 국가 대테러종합훈련'을 참관한 뒤, 육군특공대원들을 격려하고 있다.

Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon on Nov. 21 shakes hands with special forces after seeing a national anti-terrorism drill at BEXCO.

“After watching your training today, I became confident that the ASEAN-ROK Commemorative Summit and Mekong-ROK Summit next week will be the safest conferences in history.”

“The upcoming special summit is the largest multilateral international conference to be held in Busan, no, in Korea, so we must make it safe and perfect with no room for even a single error.”

Lee added, “Busan successfully hosted both the 2005 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit and the 2014 ASEAN-ROK Commemorative Summit. I believe that the city will utilize its experience and capability to make the ASEAN-ROK and Mekong-ROK summits next week the most successful international conferences in history.”

Oh said, “The commemorative summit will help Busan become the bridgehead of the (Korean) government’s New Southern Policy.”

“Busan will be a hub connecting ASEAN – the world’s fastest growing region – and Korea.”

The mayor added, “I ask all organizations and citizens to unite in making Busan the world’s safest city from Nov. 25, the first day of the commemorative summit, to Nov. 27, when the inaugural Mekong-ROK summit ends.”

'2019 국가 대테러종합훈련'이 22일 부산 벡스코에서 열린 가운데 경찰특공대원들이 차량을 이용한 테러를 진압하는 시범을 보이고 있다.

A SWAT team on Nov. 21 demonstrates a response to a vehicle-related terrorist attack at BEXCO as part of this year’s national anti-terrorism drill.

육군특공대원들이 22일 부산 벡스코에서 열린 '2019 국가 대테러종합훈련'에 참가해 테러 용의자가 점거하고 있는 건물을 침투하는 시범을 보이고 있다.

Special forces on Nov. 21 show how they would infiltrate a building occupied by terrorists at BEXCO as part of this year’s national anti-terrorism drill.

'2019 한-아세안 특별정회의를 나흘 앞둔 21일 부산 벡스코에서 열린 '2019 국가 대테러종합훈련'에서 소방대원들이 피해자를 안전하게 대피시키는 시범을 보이고 있다.

Firemen on Nov. 21 hold a mock evacuation four days before the 2019 ASEAN-ROK Commemorative Summit at BEXCO as part of this year’s national anti-terrorism drill.

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