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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2642

SL should obtain Indian support to solve ethnic problem - EU spokeswomen

Sunil C. Perera - Reporting from Brussels

Brussels, 27 November, ( High spokeswoman of the European Parliament , Cristina Gallach , and spokeswoman in the European Union Alexandra Baldi and other spokespersons attached to the EU Institutions have jointly confirmed that the Sri Lankan government should deal with the Indian Authorities to solve ongoing conflict, in the meantime EU parliamentarian Robert Evans said that this decision would create some problems.Cristina and BaldiCristina and Baldi

Addressing South Asian Journalists in Brussels last weekend, High spokeswoman of the European Parliament, Cristina Gallach , and he spokeswoman in the European Union and the Common Foreign and Security Policy [CFSP] –Asia Task Force Mrs. Cristina Gallach and Mrs. Alexandra Baldi said that EU maintain its common foreign and security policy to end terrorism and trade and bilateral relationship with Sri Lanka .

“We are working with the Co-Chairs and the government of Sri Lanka to end Sri Lanka’s ethnic problem, said Gallah and Baldi at a joint press conference.

They s also aid Kashmir needs peaceful solution and the EU’s expectation is to discuss with the Pakistan authorities end the problem.

Both Kashmir and Sri Lanka need inter-dialogue and confidence building, they said.

However they said the EU is also worried about the brutal killings of the aid workers in Sri Lanka.

Both spokeswomen emphasized that Sri Lanka’s violence against people must be stopped and must go back to the negotiating table.

They said the EU is developing a dialogue with India.

Robert Evans MEPRobert Evans MEPMeanwhile, EU Parliamentarian Robert Evans said, Sri Lankan conflict would have been solved if Sri Lanka was having more of an impact on the rest of the world.

"We haven’t been properly involved, but the EU hopes to continue this dialogue to find a concrete solution, he said.
However South Asian Journalists especially Pakistan based journalists said that India has a number of external conflicts with the neighboring countries, such as Sri Lanka and Pakistan.

“India must end these types of interferences with the neighboring countries and should work under the friendly environment, said Mr.Javed Akthar, one Editor of the Pakistan based news daily.

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