China suggests joint efforts by Pakistan and India to curb terrorism

BEIJING, Feb 16 (INP): China has suggested that Pakistan and India should make joint efforts to fight out terrorist activities and to ensure peace and stability in the region.

“We hope that relevant countries in the region could make joint efforts to combat terrorism and preserve regional peace and security,” said a spokesperson of the Chinese Foreign Ministry Geng Shuang at a regular news briefing when asked to comment on the recent terrorist attack in the Indian-held Kashmir.

While strongly condemning the sad incident, the spokesperson said “ We have noted relevant reports and are greatly shocked by this attack. We express our deep sympathy and condolences to the bereaved families and the injured.

China, he added firmly opposes all forms of terrorism and extremism.

About the urgent need of settling Kashmir dispute between Pakistan and India, the spokesperson said, China has repeated many times that as major countries in South Asia, Pakistan and India should properly resolve this issue through dialogue and consultation.

To a question of listing of the certain organization and individual by the UN Security Council 1267 Committee, he said, the UN Security Council 1267 Committee has detailed criteria for the listing and designation procedures for terrorist entities or individuals.

The Jaish-e-Mohammed which claimed responsibility for this attack is already on the Security Council sanctions list against terrorism.

China will continue to deal with the relevant listing issue in a constructive and responsible manner.

We will also keep in close communication with all relevant parties on this issue, he added.