Chinese military honors aid commitment to Africa: white paper

Africa has the greatest need for peacekeeping and the Chinese military has honored the country’s commitment regarding military aid for the African Union (AU), says a white paper released by the State Council Information Office Friday.

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has honored China’s commitment of gratis military aid to the value of 100 million U.S. dollars to support the African Standby Force and the African Capacity for Immediate Response to Crisis, according to the white paper titled “China’s Armed Forces: 30 Years of UN Peacekeeping Operations.”

The first installment of the aid including military equipment and supplies has been delivered to the AU, and Chinese military experts have been sent to complete the hand-over and provide end-user training, the white paper says, adding that the PLA has agreed with the AU on the arrangement of the next aid installments.