-  Tuesday 22 May 2018

US stance on Maoists sees a marked change

 -  Telegraph Nepal

Jan 28 2008 - Nepal’s newly appointed ambassador to the US, Dr. Suresh Chandra Chalise presented his formal Letter of Credentials to the President of the United States of America, Mr. George W. Bush at the White House, the official residence of the US President, in Washington DC., at 1.15 PM, 22 January, 2008 as Nepal’s Ambassador to the US.

President Bush replying to the remarks made by the Ambassador Chalise said that, “Nepal has undergone profound changes, moving from monarchy to an emerging democracy, with an emerging economy”.

“The US salutes the progress that the people and the government of Nepal have made in the ongoing transition to democracy”, said President Bush.
The President of the United States has also said that the US would wish to encourage the government of Nepal and the Maoists to jointly work to ensure the successful conduct of the CA polls slated this April.

The American Administration has for the first time asked the Nepal-Maoists to “jointly work” with the government of Nepal to ensure the CA poll to be held on time.

Perhaps this marks a grand departure from the traditional line adopted by the US administration as regards the Maoists.

This does also mean that if the Maoists behave in a democratic way, the US might lift the terrorist tag from the party of the ex-rebels.

On the occasion, the US president also reminded the Nepalese envoy that the issues of the Madhesis and those related with the marginalized groups be not ignored in order to what he called “restore harmony”.

Source : Telegraph Nepal
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