Beijing, 10 December 2021 (TDI): Chinese Defense Minister, Wei Fenghe addressed the UN Peacekeeping Ministerial Conference, hosted by Seoul. This was the first time that an Asian country was hosting this Ministerial Conference.
Minister Wei Fenghe was representing China at the Summit. The conference was held virtually due to the Covid-19 pandemic situation across the world.
During the conference, Minister Wei reaffirmed his country’s commitment to strengthen international exchanges and cooperation on peacekeeping. He was also looking forward to making greater contributions to establish peace and stability in the world.
China at UN Peacekeeping Missions
China has always remained a key supporter of the UN and its peacekeeping missions around the world. It is the second-largest financial contributor to world peace efforts. Earlier, they also provided 50,000 peacekeepers to the missions.
China is marking its 50th anniversary of the restoration of a seat at the United Nations this year. The Chinese Minister claimed that China always faithfully fulfilled its obligations. China always felt responsible and consider the UN as a respectable platform, maintaining its sanctity and authority.
President Xi Jinping’s commitment
He highlighted President Xi Jinping’s commitment at UN Peacekeeping Summit in recent years. China has also achieved significantly in this regard.
While staying the permanent member of the UN Security Council (UNSC) in the past five decades, China has always remained steady in pursuing the UN missions.
Minister Wei also noted that the peacekeeping missions are an important means for the United Nations in establishing peace. The state councilor and Defense Minister stressed over a stronger global response together for the challenges faced by humanity.
Peacekeeping missions are important for the UN to strengthen international peace and security. The conference was attended by representatives from over 80 countries.
Moreover, it was also attended by the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, South Korean Foreign Minister, Chung Eui-Yong, and South Korean Defense Minister, Suh Wook.