Friday, September 19, 2008

FM: China fulfills UN obligations

Chinese Vice Foreign Minister He Yafei said here Friday that China fulfilled its obligations to the United Nations.

According to He, there are currently 1,900 Chinese peace-keepers carrying out missions in 14 areas. China has the most peace-keepers among the five UN Security Council permanent members.

Throughout its history with the UN, China has sent tens of thousands of Chinese soldiers, policemen and civilian officials to18 UN peace-keeping missions.

The vice minister also said China actively participates on the Security Council with the goal of peacefully solving regional issues through dialogue.

He said contributions to the UN continues to increase. Of the UN's total, China gave 0.995 percent in 2000. In 2007, the country's contribution was 2.667 percent ranking it ninth in the world and first among the developing countries.

"China's assistance has no political conditions and we are willing to share our success with development to all developing countries," He added.

He made the remarks while briefing reporters on Premier Wen Jiabao's upcoming UN visit.

Wen will attend the Millennium Development Goals meeting scheduled for Sept. 25 in New York. He will also take part in the general debate of the 63rd session of the UN General Assembly.

Wen was invited by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. This will be the first time he's gone to the UN Assembly since he assumed the office of premier in 2003.

Premier Wen will deliver a speech at the MDG meeting. He is expected to talk about China's achievements and problems in realizing the MDGs, the country's participation in the south-south cooperation, make proposals on how to face the challenges of development and on full implementation of the MDGs.

Source: Xinhua

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