Journal : Global Times (Chinese) Date : Author : Chen Chen and Bai Yunyi, Page No. : NA
URL : http://world.huanqiu.com/exclusive/2015-10/7744307.html

印称获马尔代夫承诺外交“印度第一

据美联社12日报道,印度官方11日发表声明称,得到马尔代夫总统亚明的承诺,该国将实施“印度第一”的外交政策。《印度斯坦时报》评论说,两国绘制了双边合作的新蓝图,预示着在马尔代夫新政府“向中国倾斜”一年后,印马关系开始缓和。

According to the report by Associated Press on October 12th, India government announced in an official release on October 11th that Abdulla Yameen, President of the Republic of Maldives, promised that the country would give “top priority” to India in future diplomatic policies. An editorial of Hindustan Times says that India and Maldives have conceived a new blueprint for their bilateral cooperation, heralding the warming of India-Maldivian relationship after the new Maldivian government “slanted towards China” in the previous year.

据报道,亚明之所以这样表态,缘于印度外长斯瓦拉杰在与亚明会谈时表示,印度奉行“邻国第一”政策,承诺与直接的邻国分享经济发展红利。《印度斯坦时报》报道称,斯瓦拉杰10日至11日赴马尔代夫参加印马第五次联合委员会会议,双方就医疗、贸易等议题进行探讨,防务和安全关系首次进入议程。这是两国15年后重启这一会谈,今年还是印马建交50周年。

The report also mentions that President Yameen’s promise was a response to Sushma Swaraj, India’s Minister of External Affairs, who promised that India would give “top priority” to the neighboring countries in her diplomatic policies, so as to share the bonus of development with “closest neighbors”. According to the report by Hindustan Times, Swaraj was attending the fifth conference of India-Maldivian joint committee in Maldives, from October 10th to 11th. In the conference, the two sides discussed extensively. Their topics range from healthcare to commercial trade, and even security relationship, which appears in the agenda of conference for the first time. The conference is restarted after a 15-year interval, and by coincidence, marking the 50th anniversary since India and Maldives established formal diplomatic relationship.

美联社评论说,在马尔代夫此前的政治乱局中,亲印度的前总统被捕,马尔代夫逐渐向中国倾斜。印度“livemint”网站称,此时得到马尔代夫的承诺意义重大。印度担心中国可能在印度邻国建立军事基地。

Associated Press points out that after Mohamed Nasheed, former President of Maldives, was arrested in the political turmoil not long ago, Maldives’s diplomatic policy has been slanting towards China. “livemint”, an Indian website claims that Maldives’s promise at this moment is of strategic significance to India, as India is apprehending that China might launch new military bases in India’s neighboring countries.

中国南亚学会会长孙士海13日对《环球时报》记者说,因受地缘政治影响,南亚各国的政坛中都有“亲印派”。但这些国家亦担心被印度完全控制,因此也期待拉近和中国的距离,分享中国经济发展的红利。长远来看,中国对马尔代夫及其他相关国家的投资未必会受到影响。此外,中印之间也应增强互信。

In an interview with Global Times on October 13th, Sun Shihai, director of Chinese Association for South Asian Studies, says that “Pro-India faction” is omnipresent in the political world of South Asian countries – a result of geo-political impact. But on the other hand, these countries fear that India will take full command of them, and therefore hope to share with China her bonus of economic development, by bringing closer their relationships with China. In the long run, the promise of Yameen will not do harm to China’s investment in Maldives, or any other country concerned. Besides, China and India are obligated to deepen their mutual understanding and trust.

 

GT Oct 13c

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