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JCP Shii and CPIM Karat to cooperate in eliminating N-weapons, developing exchange and solidarity

The delegations of the Japanese Communist Party and the Communist Party of India (Marxist) on August 28 ended their 3-day talks at the JCP head office. The two parties agreed to develop cooperation on the task of eliminating nuclear weapons as well as exchange and solidarity between them.

JCP Chair Shii Kazuo and CPIM General Secretary Prakash Karat shared their joy of success in the deepening of understanding about each otherfs theoretical orientation and activities in the talks, which were held for the first time in eight years.

In the talks on August 27, JCP Chair Shii explained the new JCP Program that was adopted in 2004. He said that the Program focuses on the path toward a democratic revolution in Japan and contains advanced theories depicting the projected course of the 21st century world based on the structural changes that took place in the world in the 20th century.

Shii gave a detailed explanation on the present situation in Japan, the new world outlook after structural changes take hold, development of a current definition of imperialism, the trend towards regional cooperation for peace replacing military alliances, and the JCPfs view on the collapse of the Soviet Union.

CPIM General Secretary Karat thanked Shii for his explanation, expressing appreciation for the JCPfs struggle against U.S. global domination and the tyrannical rule of business circles and large corporations, and the efforts to create a world without nuclear weapons. He also explained that the CPIM has made developments in its program as to foreign capital inflows, a multiparty system, and creating a combination of a market economy and a planned economy.

On August 28, Shii explained the JCP view on the development of the situation related to nuclear weapons after the NPT Review Conference in May, and stressed the importance of the activity to urge the international community to demand a start to negotiations for a treaty banning nuclear weapons. Karata said that he fully supports the JCPfs position.

The JCP chair also said that the JCP carefully examined the theories on a future society since Lenin and advanced a revised theory in its new Program.

The CPIM general secretary said the CPIM promotes exchanges with not only left parties but other ruling and opposition parties of neighboring countries in order to establish peace and security in South Asia.

At the end of the talks, Karat said that he felt the seriousness of the JCP for developing relations between the two parties. He stated: the CPIM and the JCP are communist parties that have overcome various difficulties in the last quarter-century. This proves that it is possible to form a political force by independently applying scientific socialism or Marxism in each country.

Shii praised the CPIM for maintaining the firm position to defend peoplefs interests despite the loss of many members by unlawful terrorism and persecution. He wished the relations with the CPIM develop further, by saying, gI am deeply moved by the fact that the CPIM keeps up its independent spirit, displays sincerity in making clear its own weaknesses, and thus continues forward. The talks this time were very meaningful ones for us.h

- Akahata, August 28 and 29, 2010

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