Southasia - - On record -

“We want the peace­ful res­o­lu­tion of all out­stand­ing dis­putes for last­ing peace in the re­gion.” Asif Ali Zar­dari Pres­i­dent of Pak­istan

“We are in­vest­ing heav­ily in in­fra­struc­ture and in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy, and are mov­ing to em­power our ru­ral pop­u­la­tion which con­sti­tutes the bedrock of our econ­omy.” Prof. G. L. Peiris Min­is­ter of Ex­ter­nal Af­fairs of Sri Lanka

“In­dia is a great des­ti­na­tion for us, for the train­ing of our mil­i­tary, for the train­ing of our po­lice and for the pro­vi­sion of equip­ment that In­dia can pro­vide, that is, within the means of In­dia.” Hamid Karzai Pres­i­dent of Afghanistan

“Th­ese rich and beau­ti­ful sur­round­ings have been in our hands for thou­sands of years. We have to pre­serve and sus­tain it for our chil­dren, for our fu­ture gen­er­a­tions.” Mo­hamed Wa­heed Has­san Manik Pres­i­dent of Mal­dives

“I am con­fi­dent Pres­i­dent Karzai’s present visit will fur­ther strengthen the ex­cel­lent re­la­tion­ship be­tween our two coun­tries.” Man­mo­han Singh Prime Min­is­ter of In­dia

“The state will not func­tion if the new bud­get is not an­nounced soon. Full bud­get has be­come a na­tional need.” Bar­sha Man Pun Fi­nance Min­is­ter of Nepal

“We work for the peo­ple of the coun­try; our pol­i­tics is for peo­ple. So, don’t dare to teach us any­thing about the peo­ple’s wel­fare.” Sheikh Hasina Prime Min­is­ter of Bangladesh

“We should change the thoughts of pub­lic through ed­u­ca­tion, just mil­i­tary op­er­a­tion could not re­solve the prob­lem.” Sherry Rehman Pak­istan Am­bas­sador to the US

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