In a big victory for India, China has also backed India and cold shouldered its ally Pakistan. China has warned Pakistan to act against the terror groups it has been nurturing since long
In a joint statement released by India, Russia and China, China has warned Pakistan to stop its support of terror groups and use of them in geopolitical goals
The statement came at the conclusion of the Russia, India and China Foreign Ministers’ meeting held in the east Chinese city.
“The Ministers strongly condemned terrorism in all its forms and manifestations. They called on the international community to strengthen UN-led global counter-terrorism cooperation by fully implementing the relevant UN Security Council (UNSC) resolutions and the Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations and the principles of international law, while respecting sovereignty and independence of all states, and expeditiously finalizing and adopting the UN Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism at the earliest. They reiterated that states and their competent agencies play a central role in both national and international counter-terrorism efforts. They also stressed that terrorist groups cannot be supported and used in political and geopolitical goals”, said the statement released by Foreign Ministers
China has been always against India in global forum when it came to taking action against Pakistan sponsored terror. It has been the only country against India’s demand for Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar to be named as designated terrorist in UNSC.
The proposal to ban terrorist Masood Azhar has been brought three times in front of UN in past 10 years. In 2009 and 2016, India moved the UN’s Sanctions Committee to ban terrorist Masood Azhar, also the mastermind of attack on the air base in Pathankot in January 2016.
India was joined by the P3 nations -the US, the UK and France in the 2016 proposal. In 2017 also, these P3 countries moved a similar proposal at the UN. However, China, using its veto power, has always blocked the proposal from being adopted by the UN. It didn’t cooperate with India but with today’s move of China it has shown that this time China is also not going to support the Pakistan terror activities.
Source : RepublicWorld