Chinese Foreign minister, Wang Yi on Friday (March 1) had used the phrase “eradicating breeding grounds of terrorism” after the Russia-India-China (RIC) foreign ministers’ meet in the town of Wuzhen in eastern China on Wednesday.
“We agreed to jointly combat all forms terrorism through closer policy coordination and practical cooperation. Especially important is to eradicate the breeding grounds of terrorism and extremism,” Wang said. China, the statement said, wants the international community to “…actively promote political solutions to hotspot issues, strengthen dialogue and exchanges among civilizations, promote common development and prosperity of all countries and fundamentally eradicate the breeding ground of terrorism and extremist ideas”.
“We have said many times that the UN Security Council 1267 Committee has clear regulations on the listing and related procedures of terrorist organisations or individuals. China will continue to participate in discussions in the Council on sanctions committees and other subsidiary bodies in a responsible manner,” ministry spokesperson, Lu Kang said.
“The Chinese side welcomes the above-mentioned decision of the Pakistani side and the initiative to release goodwill to India. India and Pakistan are neighbors. We encourage both parties to continue to move in the same direction and take substantive steps in resolving relevant disputes through consultations and dialogues to jointly safeguard regional peace and stability,” Lu said.
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23 June, 2019