2020 Cobra Gold to kick off in Thailand


BANGKOK – More than 9,000 military personnel from 29 nations are expected to participate in this year multinational joint military exercise Cobra Gold, to be held in Thailand, starting from February 25.

The Royal Thai Armed Forces’ Chief-of-Staff General Chalermpol Srisawat and Michael Heath, Thailand-based  U.S. Embassy’s charge d’ affairs jointly held a press conference on Friday.

The upcoming 39th annual joint military exercise is considered the largest exercise in Southeast-Asian region.

Altogether, army personnel from seven countries including the United States, Singapore, Japan, Indonesia, South Korea, Malaysia and host Thailand will join the exercise.

The exercise is scheduled to take place in Phitsanulok, Sukhothai, Rayong, Chon Buri and Sa Kaew provinces before it ends on Mar 6.