There are three officers in China five soldiers lost their lives in peacekeeping operations (Figure)
row under the hot sun for search operations in China 29 March 2005 in mine clearance team. Sun Zibin photo
Interview: faithfully fulfill their obligations to safeguard world peace
– visit to China in the UN Military Staff Committee, Major General Liu Pei head
Xinhua News Agency, United Nations, May 29 – ( Xinhua News Agency reporters Wang Xiangjiang and Gu Zhenqiu Bai Jie) May 29 is the anniversary of United Nations peacekeepers. Since 1990, participation in UN peacekeeping operations for the first time since, China has participated in 18 UN peacekeeping operations, faithfully fulfilled its international obligations, to safeguard world peace and security has made important contributions.
Chinese Ambassador to the UN Military Staff Committee, Major General Liu Pei 29 head of Xinhua News Agency reporter in an exclusive interview that China has always valued and supported in line with the “UN Charter” the spirit of peacekeeping operations, UN peacekeeping operations effectively advocate comply with the “UN Charter” the purposes and principles. Since 1988 participated in UN peacekeeping operations since the Special Committee, China has always supported and implemented by the United Nations-led line, “UN Charter” the spirit of peacekeeping operations and expanding participation efforts.
He said that so far China has successively participated in 18 UN peacekeeping operations, have sent peacekeepers 12,744 people. Among them, the peacekeeping unit 11,553 people, military observers and staff officers in 1191 people. China’s participation in UN peacekeeping operations since, there have been three officers and five soldiers in the peacekeeping mission have lost their precious lives.
Liu Pei said, in April 1990, China to the oldest UN peacekeeping operations the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization sent five military observers. This is the first Chinese military participation in UN peacekeeping operations. In April 1992, the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia sent 400 engineering brigade, this is the first time China sent troops into the establishment to participate in UN peacekeeping operations. In February 2002, China formally joined the United Nations, a peacekeeping standby arrangements system. In April 2003, the United Nations Congo (DRC) mission to send an engineering unit (175) and a secondary hospitals (43), which is China’s accession to the UN Standby Arrangements for peacekeeping mechanism formed the first non-combat troops sent into the participate in UN peacekeeping operations.
present, China 1949 men in nine peacekeeping mission peacekeeping mission areas, including 88 military observers and staff officers in nine mission areas, 11 dimensions and units (including engineering units, transportation units and medical units, etc.) a total of 1861 people in the United Nations Congo (DRC), Liberia, Lebanon, southern Sudan and Darfur in Sudan five peacekeeping task areas.
Pei Liu said that China’s participation in UN peacekeeping missions in all the officers and men in strict compliance with a United Nations mandate, to obey the command, discipline, dedication, hard work, overcome many unimaginable difficulties, excellent completed the mandate given the United Nations, was widely praised. They are a good military capacity, discipline, superb skills and efficient work to show the “mighty, civilized, peace division,” a good image, won the United Nations, host country government and people highly appreciated .
example, he said, before the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC), Mr Yasushi Akashi was in my area in UNTAC mission engineer brigade spoke on the ceremony: “Without the participation of Chinese engineers The United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia can achieve such great success. “United Nations for peacekeeping and Geno-Secretary-General inspect me in the Congo (DRC), when the peacekeeping unit, wrote in the guest book:” Thanks a lot in the Congo ( gold) peacekeeping operations in China have made outstanding contributions to engineering, which is China’s protection of the Charter to establish a shining example. “commander of the UN Mission in Liberia praised China’s transportation unit” is a strict implementation of the command, safe and efficient completion of the task force ” praised the Chinese medical team is “the most trusted hospital.”
Pei Liu said that the new century, international situation is undergoing complex and profound changes. In the world, local conflicts and regional instability continues to occur, the United Nations peacekeeping operations continue to face new situations and new challenges. Peacekeeping missions will be more heavy, more diversified functions of peacekeeping, peace is becoming increasingly difficult, and the role of peacekeeping responsibilities are more important. In the new situation, China will continue adhering to the “Charter” the purposes and principles, faithfully fulfilled its international obligations, continue to actively participate in UN peacekeeping operations, peace and stability in the world to make new contributions.