China says listing of Masood Azhar as global terrorist will be ‘Properly Resolved’

China on Tuesday said that the issue of designating Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist by the UN would be “properly resolved” but did not give any timeline.

It came days after Chinese President Xi Jinping met Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan.

China had last month placed a technical hold on a fresh proposal to impose a ban on the head of Pakistan-based JeM, Masood Azhar which claimed responsibility for the deadly Pulwama terror attack.

It was for the fourth time, China had blocked Azhar’s listing as a global terrorist by the UN.

“A positive progress has been made. I believe that this will be properly resolved,” said a spokesperson of the Chinese foreign ministry.