Over 2,000 personnel from both countries participated in Exercise Imjin Warrior 23, working together to improve the partnership between the two militaries.
2023 marks 70 years since the end of the Korean War and 140 years of UK-Korea relations.
The exercise, say the Ministry of Defence, demonstrates the UK’s enduring commitment to enhancing Indo-Pacific security by shifting greater resources to the region.
“The exercise coincided with Baroness Goldie’s ministerial visit to Seoul for the UK-Korea Strategic Defence Dialogue, providing an opportunity to identify new avenues for cooperation.
Ex Imjin Warrior forms part of the UK’s persistent engagement strategy which is outlined in the 2022 ‘Future Soldier’ publication. This strategy aims to have the British Army conduct longer-term deployed unit training, partnered exercises, and provide a regionally forward-based persistent engagement force.”