China has said on Friday it was willing to hold more discussion over blacklisting Pakistan based and backed Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terror outfit chief Masood Azhar with all the parties concerned with the matter including India.
Earlier on Wednesday, China has blocked a United Nations security council committee from blacklisting JeM chief Azhar and has called for more discussions before the UN committee imposes a ban on Azhar.
According to Reuters news reports, Chinese foreign minister, in a statement to Reuters on late Friday, reiterated his justification of the “technical hold” over the blacklisting as to provide more time for the UN sanctions committee to study the issue and conclude more efficient result.
The ministry said that China hoped the UN committee’s actions could “benefit reducing the tense situation and protect regional stability” while addressing to a Reuter’s question over the boycott calls in India.
It added, “China is willing to strengthen communication with all parties, including India, to appropriately handle this issue.”
China had previously prevented the sanctions committee from sanctioning Azhar in 2016 and 2017.