UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 12 (ChinaMil) -- The "PLA in UN Peacekeeping Operations" photo exhibition concluded in the United Nations Headquarters in New York on August 7. As an activity on celebration of the 89th anniversary of founding of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA), the photo exhibition was hosted by the Military Staff Committee (MSC) of the Permanent Mission of the People's Republic of China to the UN.
The exhibition, consisting of four parts, showcased the history of Chinese military's participation in UN peacekeeping operations and contributions made by Chinese peacekeepers in the past 26 years, as well as the development of Chinese peacekeeping force.
The exhibition also explained China's independent foreign policy of peace and the national defense policy that is defensive in nature, and China's commitment to the maintenance of world peace.
The exhibition opened on July 29. Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous and Under-Secretary-General for Field Support Atul Khare spoke highly of the Chinese peacekeepers during their visit to the exhibition.
Maj. Gen. Huang Xueping, chief of the MSC of the Permanent Mission of the People's Republic of China to the UN, said that China and the Chinese military's contribution to UN peacekeeping operations are for all to see.
At present, the Chinese peacekeeping troops are facing more complex and greater challenges in peacekeeping operations, Huang said, adding that while strengthening self-protection, the Chinese peacekeeping force will continue to take an active part in UN peacekeeping operations and the efforts of maintaining world peace and stability.