Source: News Bharati English02 Nov 2016 14:52:43

Beijing, November 2: While answering a question on India’s entry to NSG during regular press conference, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying on Tuesday said that China great importance to accession of non-NPT countries to NSG.

She informed that Director General Wang Qun of the department of Arms control of the Chinese foreign ministry met with Amandeep Singh Gill, Joint Secretary for Disarmament and International security affairs of India's Ministry of external affairs for arms control consultation in Beijing.

“As for India's entry into the NSG, China's position is clear and consistent that it attaches great importance to non-NPT countries' accession to the group. We maintain that we should follow the mandate of the NPT plenary meeting in Seoul, follow through on open and transparent inter-governmental procedures and deal with relevant issues through the two-step approach.

We should find a non-discriminatory solution that applies to all non-NPT countries through impartial discussion and on that basis, applications filed by specific non-NPT countries can be discussed. We will stay in communication with the Indian side on that.