Facing global criticism for blocking designating Masood Azhar as a global terrorist at UNSC , China’s Ambassador to India Luo Zhaohui has reportedly expressed optimism that the issue relating to India’s push for designating Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed’s chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist by the UN would be resolved.
We are optimistic that this matter will be resolved, Luo said on the sidelines of an event at the Chinese embassy in Delhi.
China for the fourth time blocked the bid in the UNSC to designate Azhar by putting a technical hold on the proposal. The Chinese move was termed “disappointing” by India.
It is only a technical hold which means consultations on the issue will continue, government sources said Saturday.
The sources said India was “disappointed” with China for putting the technical hold on the proposal to designate Azhar as a global terrorist and will continue to pursue the matter with Beijing.
The Chinese envoy also referred to the informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping in April last year and said the cooperation between the two countries are on the “right track”.