Canada sends naval experts to ROK's Cheonan sinking investigation

08:09, May 17, 2010      

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Canada is sending three naval experts to the Republic of Korea (ROK) to assist in a multinational investigation into the Navy Ship Cheonan's sinking, an official press release said on Sunday.

These experts will join a multinational team currently conducting an investigation into the sinking of the ROK Ship Cheonan (PCC-772), which sank in waters near the Northern Limit Line on March 26 this year.

Their mission was decided jointly by Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Lawrence Cannon and Minister of National Defense Peter Mackay at the invitation of the ROK government, the release added.

Cannon said Canada is strongly committed to the security and stability of the Korean Peninsula.

"Canada-Korea bilateral relations are firmly grounded in our history of strong political and economic partnership and cooperation," he said. "We are pleased to provide assistance to a key partner in the region."

Commissioned in 1989, Cheonan (PCC-772), an ROK Pohang-class corvette, was on a routine patrol mission before beginning to sink on the maritime border with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

Only 58 of a total of 104 crew men were rescued.

Source:Xinhua

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