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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 79

America's Boucher and Norway's Solheim in Nepal,

[b]America's Boucher and Norway's Solheim in Nepal, while Nepal lifts terrorist tag on Maoists[/b]

By Daya Gamage – US National Correspondent for Asian Tribune

[b]Washington, D.C. 04 May, ([/b] While United States Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Richard Boucher in Katmandu, Nepal denounced Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) and vowed not to remove it from U.S. list of Foreign Terrorist Organizations, and Norway’s Minister for International Development Erik Solheim on his arrival in Nepal ruled out that he is on a Sri Lanka type ‘peace mission’, the new government of Nepal removed the terrorist tag on Maoists opening the path for Nepal’s main Communist Party to have a dialogue with them.

Both Boucher and Solheim were in Katmandu at the same time to enter into a dialogue with Nepali's authorities, Solheim arriving on Tuesday, May 2 morning and Boucher the same day noon.

[i][b]Asian Tribune [/b][/i]could not get a confirmation whether both the American and Norwegian officials met in Katmandu to discuss the crisis in Nepal, and possibly the faltering ceasefire in Sri Lanka before the Tamil Tigers and Sri Lanka government teams meet in Geneva possibly end of May.

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