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Wuzhen meet to discuss attack

Geng Shuang  

India and China are expected to hold their first high-level talks on the Pulwama terror attack on February 27, when External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj meets her counterparts from Beijing and Moscow in Wuzhen, a diplomatic source said.

An official source told The Hindu that so far, Chinese officials had interacted with their Indian counterparts in the UN to discuss the Pulwama incident.

On Wednesday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang, stressed that the three Foreign Ministers would pursue the “consensus” reached in November by the leaders of the three countries during their informal meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Argentina.

Asked what additional proof China required to impose a UN ban on JeM leader Masood Azhar, Mr. Geng said: “I have answered many questions regarding this. We know that 1267 committee of the Security Council has clear rules of procedure when it comes to designation of terrorists and terrorist organisations, and on this issue, we will adopt a constructive attitude to work with all sides.”