China hopes for the better tie-ups with India in 2017 by solving the differences over India’s admission into elite Nuclear Suppliers Group and Listing of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar as a terrorist by the UN as terrorist by the UN as the two nations signed off their most engaging year bogged down by the twin issues.
According to the news, Chinese foreign Minister spokesperson Hua Chunying said, “This year has seen a regular development between the China and India relations, the two countries marching towards the goal of building a more closely-knit partnership for the development”. Chunying told this to PTI summing up the Beijing’s perception of the outgoing year and its vision of Sino- Indian ties for the next year.
She also said that “the leadership of the two countries has maintained frequent contacts despite the differences and referring to a number of meetings between the Prime Minister Narendra Singh Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping at multilateral foras like G-20 and BRICS summit. The dialogues and the meetings have been going on in an orderly at all the levels and practical cooperation in various fields has been carried out steadily.
She also mentions that “As India and China are close neighbors, it very natural for our two big countries to have differences, and we have been different ways to resolve those differences through diplomatic channels. The main theme of China-India relations remains friendship and cooperation”, holding out hope for a more fruitful year and better relations and tie-ups.
For the year 2017, China would like to work with India for the better implementation of the important unity reached between the leadership, greater political mutual trust, wider mutually beneficial cooperation and property management of differences so as to ensure a sustained development between the two country relation India and China.
The strength of the deep diplomatic relations between the two sides virtually begins with the New Year as China’s second “technical hold” on India’s application for listing Azhar as a terrorist under UN’s 1267 Committee will expire on 31st of December, opening a new window for both the countries to address the issues which cast a shadow on Beijing’s claim to fight terrorism in all forms as the Pakistan-based Jiash-e-Muhammad is already listed by the UN as a terror group.
With the end of the second technical hold by the country China, India is expected to submit a fresh application backed by the charge sheet done by the National Investigation Agency against Azhar for his involvement in the Pathankot terror attack. The charge sheet was expected to further add to India’s case for the UN ban against Azhar. Other members of the Committee including the UNSC permanent members, US, Russia, France and the UK had backed it earlier.