Take cue from EU and shed differences: Kalam to India-Pak

Ex-President APJ Abdul Kalam said the two countries should follow the example of the European Union and shed their differences in larger interest.

Written by Agencies | New Delhi | Published:July 11, 2009 3:05 pm

Hoping for a lasting peace between India and Pakistan,former President APJ Abdul Kalam said the two countries should follow the example of the European Union and shed their differences in larger interest.

Kalam said at an international conference on Unity of Faiths in New Delhi that spiritual leaders also need to contribute towards establishing a world “where people can live in peace without the fear of war and terrorism”.

“While I was addressing the European Parliament recently,I noticed how nations that had fought for over 100 years have come together,” he said at the global meet.

Hoping that India and Pakistan too would shed their differences,he said,”You can fight for hundreds of years and even then you can come together… This is evident from the example of the 23 European nations.”

The two-day conference was attended by representatives of different religions and 26 papers have been presented by contributors from the US,Ireland,Australia,Turkey and Pakistan,besides India.

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