JCP's message to Communist Party of India (Marxist) congress

The Japanese Communist party Central Committee sent the message of greetings to the 17th Congress of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) (March 18-**, New Delih?):

The Central Committee of the Japanese Communist Party sends heartfelt greetings of solidarity on the occasion of the 17th Congress of the Communist Party of India (Marxist).

Your party has been striving to change pro-"globalization" politics which promote the interests of the multinational corporations at the expense of the working people of India, as well as to develop Indian democracy with a variety of ethnic and religious groups and cultures coexisting under the secular principle of separation of state and religion. It is also successfully leading the progressive local governments in West Bengal and other places which defend the people's interests.

The Japanese Communist Party hopes your party's Congress will further contribute to the advance of these struggles.

In the first year of the 21st century, international terror attacks were launched on the economic and military centers of the U.S. last September and the U.S. waged a retaliatory war against Afghanistan. This made it clear that elimination of international terrorism is one of the most important tasks for world peace in the 21st century.

The U.S. now identifies a group of countries as the "axis of evil" and openly states that it will not hesitate to attack them militarily, which has drawn concern and criticism from around the world, including its European allies. If such a U.S. position is tolerated - being able to wage war against whatever countries it identifies as "enemies of peace" - it is tantamount to replacing an international order based on the principles of the U.N. Charter, such as no use of military forces and respect for sovereignty, with an order dictated by U.S. hegemonism.

In the 21st century, people's efforts to establish a world order promoting peace based on the U.N. Charter, and to urgently abolish weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear weapons, are becoming more and more important. A quest for peaceful coexistence of civilizations will also be an essential theme. Establishment of a new democratic world economic order is fervently needed, one that is in opposition to an economic order in the interest of multinational corporations and international financial capital in the name of "globalization."

The JCP is looking forward to promoting cooperation with your party on these and other tasks of common concern. (end)