China supports UN peacekeeping operations reform: FM

Source:Xinhua Published: 2017/9/21 23:08:40

China on Thursday reiterated its support for UN peacekeeping operations reform guided by the purpose and principles of the UN Charter.

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang made the remarks at a regular press briefing.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi elaborated on China's position at the UN Security Council high-level debate on UN peacekeeping reform, Lu said.

"China has always been a staunch supporter of and active participant in UN peacekeeping missions," Lu cited Wang as saying.

"We support the UN's efforts to make reasonable and necessary reform on the basis of a broad consensus of its members," he added.

Chinese President Xi Jinping introduced a series of initiatives during a speech at a summit for the 70th anniversary of the UN in 2015, including building a standby peacekeeping force of 8,000 troops and providing 100 million US dollars in military aid to the African Union, Lu said.

Xinhua

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