File Photo: Local children present a tool rifle to Chinese peacekeeper Yu Peijie (C) as a gift at No.1 refugee camp of the United Nations, South Sudan, on April 30, 2018. (Xinhua/Wang Teng)
UNITED NATIONS, July 10 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese UN envoy said Wednesday that China attaches great importance to actively participating in triangular cooperation in UN peacekeeping operations and is ready to do so.
At a Security Council meeting on the triangular cooperation, namely between the UN Security Council, the troop/police-contributing countries (T/PCCs) and the UN Secretariat, Wu Haitao, China's deputy permanent representative to the United Nations, said China supports the Security Council in strengthening communication with T/PCCs and the secretariat, and working together to improve the effectiveness of peacekeeping operations.
Moreover, he said, China would like to leverage its own advantages in the field of training, through strengthening coordination with the secretariat, to focus on helping developing troop-contributing countries to strengthen their capacity building.
Noting that China is an important participant in UN peacekeeping operations, Wu said at present, more than 2,30 Chinese peacekeepers are implementing mandates in eight mission areas.
China has already established a peacekeeping standby force of 8,000 troops and two standby peacekeeping police units, he added.
Through concrete actions, China will continue to make its own contributions to enhancing the capacity of UN peacekeeping operations and honor its commitments to world peace, Wu said.
At the meeting, UN Undersecretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix said strong triangular cooperation is crucial for enhancing peacekeeping operations.
The common work of the council, the T/PCCs and the secretariat, along with other stakeholders, will be key to ensuring continued progress, he said, adding the benefits of the triangular cooperation apply to the safety and security of the peacekeepers, as well as to the performance of the operations.