South Korea Stages Security Drill Ahead of G-20 Summit

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South Korea staged an anti-terrorist exercise on Thursday at an airport ahead of a summit in Seoul.

The Seoul metropolitan government announced a set of plans to support the G-20 Summit scheduled for November in the city, and have launched preparations for the meeting.

During the drill, a plane was set on fire and many passengers pretended they were contaminated by poisonous gas at Gimpo Airport.

Around 100 soldiers and civilians were mobilized for the chemical weapon attack drill.

One helicopter, a fire engine and several military vehicles were also mobilized.

[Lt. Maj. Cheong Bok-jin, South Korean Army]: (male, Korean)
“We will do our best to maintain our highest combat readiness by building up a civil, governmental and military cooperation system so that we can respond promptly against any threat by enemies in the Seoul area.”

As the chair nation, South Korea will not only set the agenda for the G-20 meeting, but also lead the members in finding solutions to the global financial crisis.

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