China to complete registration of 8000-personnel standby peacekeeping force at UN

Source
China Military
Editor
Zhang Tao
Time
2016-09-30

BEIJING, Sept. 30 (ChinaMil) -- In last year's UN peacekeeping summit, President Xi Jinping of China put forward six commitments to supporting, improving and strengthening the UN peacekeeping operations.

So far, the Chinese side has already completed the training of over 500 peacekeepers from various countries, and in the near future, we will complete the registration of the 8000-personnel standby peacekeeping force at the UN, Yang Yujun, spokesman for China's Ministry of National Defense (MND) said on Thursday.

The first peacekeeping helicopter contingent has been well prepared for dispatchments to mission areas. China is also conducting consultation with the African Union on the implementation plan of free aid for peacekeeping in the next five years with a total sum of 100 million US dollars.

While actively implementing the related commitments made by Chinese President Xi Jinping, China is also supporting the initiative proposed by the UN Peacekeeping Department on establishing a 4000-personnel rapid deployment unit for peacekeeping operations.

While combining the development of its own 8000-personnel standby peacekeeping force, China tries to achieve the objective of sending part of the standby peacekeeping force for rapid deployment within 60 days. It needs to be pointed out that as a responsible major country, China will always honor its commitments to the UN peacekeeping operations and will play an active role in maintaining world peace and regional stability.

 

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