Extracts from Foreign Ministry Spokesperson’s Regular Press Conference on March 13, 2019
Q: Has China decided what it is going to do about the listing of Masood at the UN Security Council?
A: I would like to reiterate that the Chinese government will continue to participate in the review work of the Security Council 1267 Committee in a responsible manner.
Q: Further to what you said on the 1267 Committee. Last time you said about the reports on March 13 to be the deadline for a decision on this by the UNSC members. Is it still the case? Of course at the UN it’s still the night of March 12, so it will probably come out next morning. Is China in talks with all the parties concerned regarding this particular issue?
A: First I need to make clear that as I recall, in previous press conferences, I have not stated the deadline for the UN Security Council or its subsidiary bodies to discuss this issue.
China will continue to uphold a responsible attitude and deal with this issue with relevant parties via thorough consultation. Discussions on this issue must be conducted following the rules and procedures of the UN Security Council and its subsidiary bodies. China believes that only a plan acceptable to all can offer a long-term solution.