Yi Xiaoguang (R), deputy chief of the Joint Staff Department under China’s Central Military Commission (CMC), meets with the visiting UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous in Beijing on the afternoon of June 6, 2016.
BEIJING, June 7 (ChinaMil) -- The Chinese military is willing to further strengthen cooperation with the United Nations in such aspects as construction of peacekeeping standby forces and training of peacekeeping personnel, and join the UN peacekeeping operations in a more proactive manner, said Yi Xiaoguang, deputy chief of the Joint Staff Department under the China’s Central Military Commission (CMC) on Monday.
Yi made the remarks when meeting with the visiting UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous in Beijing on the afternoon of June 6, 2016.
During their meeting, Yi said that as a permanent member of the UN Security Council, China is willing to undertake more international responsibilities and obligations and support the efforts made by the UN in improving and strengthening peacekeeping operations.
The senior mission leaders' course embodies China's fulfillment of its important commitments to the UN including joining the new UN peacekeeping capability readiness system, he mentioned.
Hervé Ladsous expressed his satisfaction with the great progress in peacekeeping cooperation between UN and China and appreciated the positive contributions made by the Chinese military in maintaining world peace and stability.
He strongly condemned the terrorist attack targeting the UN peacekeeping forces in Gao of Mali and expressed his condolence for Chinese peacekeepers’ casualties in the terrorist attack.
Hervé Ladsous is in Beijing to attend the opening ceremony of the UN peacekeeping senior mission leaders' course kicking off on Monday. The course is jointly held by the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations and the Chinese Ministry of National Defense. He will also visit the Chinese peacekeeping standby troops.