China trains foreign peacekeepers

Source: XinhuaEditor: Zhang Tao
2016-08-08 23:24

BEIJING, Aug. 8 (Xinhua) -- A training course for senior foreign police officers on UN peacekeeping missions started in Beijing on Monday.

It is the first time China's Ministry of Public Security and the UN have cooperated in this way. The course focuses on passing on China's practical experience.

The trainees include 17 senior officers from Angola, Djibouti, Kenya, Liberia, Namibia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Four Chinese peacekeeping police representatives will also attend the course.

Chinese President Xi Jinping announced measures to back UN peacekeeping missions on Sept. 28, 2015. Addressing a peacekeeping summit in the UN headquarters, Xi declared China will help train 2,000 foreign peacekeepers in the next five years.

Since 2000, China has dispatched more than 2,400 police peacekeepers to nine peace-keeping mission areas, including Timor-Leste, Liberia and Haiti. At present, 174 Chinese police are still in Liberia, South Sudan and Cyprus.

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