Head of UN peacekeeping operations visits China

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Hervé Ladsous

The head of the UN Peacekeeping Hervé Ladsous is headed to China for discussions on Peacekeeping Operations.

Mr. Ladsous says the purpose of his visit is two-fold.

First, he will attend the 6th Seminar on Peacekeeping Operations organized by the Asian Regional Forum and co-hosted by China and Cambodia.

The second objective of the trip, he adds, is to meet and talk with the Chinese military that will be shortly departing for Mali.

Mr. Ladsous notes China's contributions to United Nations peacekeeping operations.

"China has been now for several years the first contributor of troops amongst the permanent five members of the Security Council but until now, even though with a very significant contribution in numbers, China had contributed engineering units, medical personnel, so support basically. But for the first time, in the case of Mali, China has decided to send combat troops in the form of a guard unit and that, I think, is a major evolution that needs to be recognized and saluted." (31")

It is the first time that Hervé Ladsous is visiting China as the head of United Nations peacekeeping operations.

Derrick Mbatha, United Nations

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