Source: News Bharati English11 Apr 2016 16:38:34
Beijing, April 11: Earlier this month India had made its stand clear on banning militant leaders from Pakistan by the UN after China’s blocking for 2nd time.
“China opposes all forms of terrorism and stands ready to strengthen pragmatic cooperation with all parties on fighting terrorism”, said Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hong Lei when the reporters asked about the ongoing clash.
“China all along deals with the listing matter of the UN Security Council Committee established pursuant to Resolution 1267 on the basis of facts and in accordance with the UN Security Council resolutions and relevant rules of procedure. China remains in contact with all relevant parties including India on this matter”, he claimed.
India has taken up the issue of China blocking New Delhi’s efforts to designate Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar as a terrorist at a fairly high level with Beijing, but will not let that impact other aspects of the bilateral relationship, Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar said Wednesday.
“My sense is that the particular issue that you referred to is something we have taken up with the Chinese. We have taken it up at a sort of fairly high level and will continue to pursue this with the Chinese.” He was replying to a question during an interaction on India’s position on China blocking, for the second time, the country’s bid at the UN to get Azhar banned.
“This is an issue to be pursued with the Chinese in a UN context. I would not like to give the impression that somehow this is going to overflow into other areas. We have had a back-and-forth with them on this issue. We have to wait and see where this goes,” Jaishankar said.