Nepal's peace process failed to grab due attention: PM Dahal
March 30, 2017 02:27 PM NPT
Kathmandu, March 30: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said the success stories relating to peace process in Nepal failed to get due international recognition, claiming that the big countries themselves don’t want to publicize it.
At an interaction programme with a peace delegation from Myanmar organized by the Institute of Crisis Management Studies and Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue here today, PM Dahal asserted, "The success of Nepal's peace process is one of the examples in the world but the big countries don’t seem to be interested in helping establishing this success and disseminating it."
Dahal was of the opinion that the international communities, especially the big and developed countries, were disinterested to lionize Nepal's peace process simply because Nepal is a poor and a small country.
The PM stated that if the successful practice of peace process were conducted in any European countries, Latin American countries or other big countries, the issue would immensely acknowledged worldwide.
He commented that those countries were not willing to let the Nepal's successful peace process be established and other conflict-hit countries follow Nepal's suit.
The Prime Minister said he as the chair of the then rebelling CPN (Maoist) had announced a cease-fire from the party side and signed the 12-point agreement with the seven political parties when the King was in the power. Country's peace process had been basically completed and become successful with the promulgation of the Constitution through the Constituent Assembly.
Experiences and practices of the peace process differed in every country in terms of its characteristics and distinctiveness, he said. Any revolt launched for the genuine rights of the people could be addressed with the help of a peace peace process, he added while underlining the need of dealing with terrorist and anarchic activities legally.
On the occasion, PM Dahal thanked the Burmese delegation for arriving here to study about the Nepal's peace process and wished for the successful completion of the peace process going on in Myanmar.
Nepali Congress leader Sujata Koirala, CPN (UML)'s politburo member Gangalal Tuladhar and former Speaker Damannath Dhungana were also present in the discussions.
Institute Chair Dr Ram Thapaliya said the delegation from Myanmar arriving here to study about Nepal's peace process was a testimony that Nepal's peace process had achieved an international recognition.
A 22-member delegation headed by Colonel Khun Okker of Pa-Oh National Liberation Organisation of Myanmar is presently on a five-day Nepal visit. RSS