BEIJING -UNS: Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang has stressed that Pakistan has made enormous contributions to fighting terrorism, which deserves the full recognition of the international community.
In his remarks about placing the name of JeM chief Masood Azhar on UN sanctions list, the spokesman said that China will continue to firmly support Pakistan’s efforts to combat terrorist and extremist forces.
He said that the 1267 Committee of the UN Security Council has detailed criteria for the listing procedures. China always believes that the relevant work should be carried out in an objective, unbiased and professional manner and based on solid evidence and consensus among all parties.
He added that on this listing issue, China has been communicating with relevant parties in a constructive and responsible fashion. Recently, relevant countries revised and re-submitted the materials for the listing proposal to the 1267 Committee. “After careful study of the revised materials and taking into consideration the opinions of relevant parties concerned, China does not have objection to the listing proposal.”
The proper settlement of the above-mentioned issue again shows that in international counter-terrorism cooperation, he said and added, “we have to uphold the rules and procedures of relevant UN body, follow the principle of mutual respect, resolve differences and build consensus through dialogue, and prevent politicizing technical issues.”