China has rejected a claim that it has been given a deadline to withdraw its technical hold it put to further discuss the listing issue of Masood Azhar at United Nations Security Council’s 1267 Committee.
A Chinese foreign ministry’s spokesperson Lu Kang during his regular media briefing in Beijing today said that the listing issue should be resolved through cooperation and consensus.
He said China believes that any effort without the consensus of most members will not achieve a satisfying result.
Responding to a report that the US would bring a resolution in the UNSC and bypass the 1267 Committee, he said that China’s stance on the listing of Masood Azhar remains unchanged.
The Spokesperson said there are clear procedures and regulations regarding the UNSC and it’s subsidiary bodies to resolve such an issue.
Lu Kang made it clear that China would oppose any resolution if it would be moved in the UNSC by bypassing the 1267 Committee.
He said we hope that the relevant countries can respect the opinion of most members of the UNSC to act in a cooperative manner to help this issue to be properly resolved within the framework of 1267.