JCP sends message to Communist Party of India

The Japanese Communist Party Central Committee sent the following message of greetings to the 18h Congress of the Communist Party of India held from March 26-31 in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum):

The CPI has been resisting the economic policies implemented under the banner of "economic reform" to serve the multinational corporations and international financial capitals, while defending the principle of secularism and democracy.

The JCP hopes the Congress will be a great success in further contributing to the advance of the struggle to safeguard the interests of the Indian people.

Now the U.S. declares certain countries as the "axis of evil" and openly threatens to expand unilateral military attacks. There has been growing concern and criticism even among U.S. allies in Europe. Your party criticizes this U.S. stand as "hegemonism" and states that "US-led war cannot be a substitute for action by the international community working through the United Nations" and reiterates that it is important "to reinvigorate the SAARC and to revive the NAM."

The JCP severely condemns every act of terrorism as a criminal act that cannot be justified by any religious or political creed. At the same time, in order to eliminate terrorism as an important issue towards world peace in the 21st century, we should not tolerate U.S. "hegemonism," under which the U.S. can wage war on whichever country it unilaterally identifies as "enemies of peace." There should be international efforts to establish a world order conducive to peace under the principles of the U.N. Charter, such as no use of force or respect for sovereignty.

In the 21st century, it will be more and more important to immediately abolish weapons of mass destruction including nuclear weapons. A quest for peaceful coexistence of civilizations will be also an essential theme. Urgently needed is the establishment of a new democratic world economic order, one that is in opposition to an economic order favoring the multinational corporations and international financial capital under "globalization."

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