China has reiterated its support for Pakistan and warned member countries of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) to refrain from politicising the forum, Radio Pakistan reported on Tuesday.
An official of the Chinese foreign ministry said Beijing disapproves of the politicisation of FATF as several countries are pursuing a political agenda against Pakistan.
“China stood with Pakistan and blocked any attempt to place it on the blacklist. We have made it clear to the United States and India that China cannot do this and it goes beyond the purpose of FATF,” Yao Wen, Deputy Director General for Policy Planning of Asian Affairs, told a group of visiting Pakistani journalists in Beijing.
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He said FATF was not meant to blacklist any country and was supposed to help countries take action against terror financing.
Yao said China recognises Pakistan’s efforts in pursuing its National Action Plan and has encouraged Islamabad’s anti-terrorism actions.
Referring to President Xi Jinping’s visit to New Delhi, the official said the premier had conveyed Pakistan’s concerns on occupied Kashmir to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
He said President Xi had informed Modi that Pakistan wants to resolve the issue through dialogue.
On the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, Yao said Beijing welcomes Islamabad’s decision to establish a separate supervisory body that would help accelerate work on CPEC projects.