Herve Ladsous, UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, was quoted during an interview on Sunday, ahead of his visit to China in early June.
China's contribution to the UN peacekeeping operations budget will rise from 6.6 percent to 10.3 percent, surpassing Japan for the first time, Wang Min, China's deputy permanent representative to the UN, said in December.
Meanwhile, the country will also pay 7.92 percent of the total UN regular budget from 2016 to 2018, making it the third-largest contributor among 193 member states, following the United States and Japan.
As long as the membership fee has been calculated in a just, impartial and reasonable manner, China will shoulder its responsibilities as a permanent member of the UN Security Council, Wang added.
Ladsous deemed China's latest offer "remarkable", appreciating Beijing' s peacekeeping forces to South Sudan and a squadron of transport helicopters to Sudan.
It has been 25 years since China joined the UN peacekeeping operations, and it has become the top contributor of troops among the five permanent members in UN's Security Council. More than 3,000 Chinese peacekeepers are now deployed in 10 missions worldwide, including South Sudan, Lebanon and Mali.
By Wang Mengzhen (chinadaily.com.cn)