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Indian leaders should face the music: Prachanda

2014-07-07 10:27:12  来源: 【返回列表】

 Indian leaders should face the music: Prachanda

Former prime minister of Nepal Puspa Kamal Dahal “Prachanda” shared his understanding of trilateral cooperation and India’s unwillingness with Xinhua, “When I was in India, I tried to explain my understanding about trilateral cooperation between China, India and Nepal and according to that assessment they think this is a strategic vision but according to their judgment, time has not come to implement the vision.” 

Prachanda, 59, who visited India one week after he returned from week long China visit on April 20 said, “I tried to have a good interaction with Indian intellectuals and explained our concern, our understanding about trilateral cooperation and its importance for South Asia.”

Prachanda who had to resign from the prime minister’s post on May 25, 2009, following a controversy about his move to sack the Chief of Nepal’s Army Rookmangad Katuwal, further elaborated on trilateral cooperation thus, “I also tried to explain very clearly that trilateral cooperation means not to minimize the bilateral cooperation. Rather I believe that development of bilateral cooperation will create atmosphere for trilateral cooperation.”

Prachanda, the chairman of Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) further told Xinhua, “We also think that relations between China and India which are developing very fast in trade and commerce. China and India are coming together in many issues and step by step differences have narrowed down. Although Indian leadership right now thinks that this strategic vision is theoretically good but time has not come to implement it. We need to do more bilateral discussions, bilateral cooperation, and then only the situation for trilateral cooperation will be created.”

Talking about his China visit, Prachanda said, “When I was in China, I discussed with Chinese leadership about trilateral cooperation. Their response was encouraging but to begin a strategic cooperation among these three countries all should agree.”

Asked about trilateral cooperation already beginning among people of three countries, Prachanda said, “Yes, on people to people level there is a trilateral cooperation and has been already initiated in trade, commerce and in too many cultural aspects. And I also think that now time has come to think about trilateral cooperation in the national level. They (Indian leaders) should understand the real fact of that is going on between people. People have already created that atmosphere and I am hopeful that with the discussion among the leadership of China and India, that kind of positive development will be there.”

 

(Source: Sixth Page of APD 1st issue, published in July 2013)