Published On : Tue, Feb 21st, 2017

Masood Azhar, NSG on agenda as Jaishankar begins China visit

New Delhi:
Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar will hold talks with China’s top diplomat Yang Jiechi on Tuesday afternoon on a key visit coming amid a number of strains in relations with China, reports India Today.

On Wednesday, India and China will hold an upgraded strategic dialogue as Jaishankar meets the Chinese Executive Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Yesui.

Jaishankar is likely to raise India’s entry into the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) and its on-going efforts to sanction the Pakistani terrorist Masood Azhar at the UN Security Council 1267 sanctions committee, with both efforts running into resistance from China.

The Chinese Foreign Ministry on Friday reiterated its stand on both issues, but said it was “natural” to have differences with India and that both countries still had a wide range of convergence on other matters.