Reiterating its stand on JeM chief Masood Azhar, China said that it believes in UN committee which does the listing after working on true facts.
Ahead of China’s president Xi Jinping’s visit to India to attend BRICS summit in Goa, the country’s spokesperson said,”I have stated China’s position. I would like to reiterate that the UN committee dealing with the listing does it according to provisions of the UN charter.”
India has sent an application to the concerned authority to designated as a terrorist following the Pathankot terrorist attack.
The minister added that by putting on hold on decision to ban Azhar, China shows the responsible and professional attitude.
Geng, at a briefing, said China maintains that 1267 Committee of the UN designated to ban terrorist outfits.
“All parties are divided in listing of the relevant people. And this is why China has put on hold banning Azhar. This will also give enough time to make the listing decision and shows the responsible and professional attitude of the Chinese side,” he said.
On the issue of India’s bid to NSG membership, yet again, China stand remains unchanged.
“China’s position has not changed regarding the joining of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) by India,” Geng said. Earlier this month, China’s vice-foreign minister Li Baodong had harped on the need to build consensus over the admission of new members in the 48-member NSG.
Meanwhile, China appreciated that its relation with India had been making great headway despite some disputes.
Geng said, “The mainstream of bilateral relations have been positive and cooperation far outweighs competition. We hope that the two countries can continue with dialogue and cooperation to exchange views on some disputes, seek solutions and properly manage relevant disputes.”