|Wang Yi: China Is Never Absent From Helping Africa Achieve Peace and Security|
On September 26, 2019 local time, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi attended the United Nations (UN) Security Council meeting on peace and security in Africa at the UN headquarters in New York.
Wang Yi expressed in his speech that China and African countries are good friends, good brothers and good partners. China has never been absent from helping Africa safeguard peace and security. In the meantime, more than 2,000 Chinese peacekeepers are guarding peace in five UN mission zones in Africa. Moreover, the Chinese navy has been conducting escort missions in the Gulf of Aden and waters off the Somali coast for more than a decade, escorting over 6,700 ships in more than 1,200 missions.
Wang Yi said, China supports Africa in strengthening its capacity to safeguard peace and security. In September 2015, President Xi Jinping announced the establishment of the China-UN peace and development fund, which gives priority to supporting peacekeeping, counter-terrorism and sustainable development in Africa. So far, 34 Africa-related projects have been launched through the fund, making it a new platform for trilateral cooperation between China, Africa and the UN. China will continue to stand firmly and forge ahead with Africa on the road to realize the continent's peaceful development.