American Minister Meets Maoist Chairman

Twenty five days after it made first official contact with the “terrorist” Maoists in years, the United States today held another face-to-face meeting with the top leadership of the Maoist party.

Visiting U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Evan A. Feigenbaum met Maoist chairman Prachanda in latter’s residence in Naya Bazar today evening. American ambassador Nancy J Powell, who met Prachanda on May 1, accompanied Feigenbaum. Senior Maoist leader Baburam Bhattarai was also present in the meeting that lasted for almost 58 minutes. The Americans arrived at the Prachanda residence at 18:39 in a car with the diplomatic license plate (61 CD 17) that didn’t have the American flag. Maoist leaders had arrived from high level meetings at the Prime Minister’s residence in Baluwataar at 18:15 to receive the guests. Continue reading American Minister Meets Maoist Chairman