Bejing: Defending its opposition to entry of non-NPT countries like India into NSG, China today said it was guided by the rules of the 48-nation grouping which were not directed against any specific country.
It also advocated an “out of the box” thinking to arrive at a consensus over the issue of entry of non-NPT countries into the Nuclear Suppliers Group.
“China wants two things; we must abide by the rules of NSG because these kind of rules are not directed against any specific country. We must strive for consensus by thinking out of the box,” Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying said at a briefing.
Hua claimed that during the NSG’s plenary session in Seoul, China worked together with a couple of other countries to press ahead with the entry of non-NPT states through “creative means”.
“This is also major progress achieved at the plenary session. China has been working positively and constructively to that end,” she said.