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Naga Peace Process: Talks concluded on 31st October 2019, reiterate NNPGs

The Working Committee of the NNPGs today made a big statement informing that interlocutor AK Mishra has admitted that the talks have already concluded on October 31, 2019. In an

The Working Committee of the NNPGs today made a big statement informing that interlocutor AK Mishra has admitted that the talks have already concluded on October 31, 2019. In an exclusive conversation with Northeast Live NNPGs co-convenor Isak Sumi said that apart from the topic of talks being concluded, no new agenda was discussed in the 3-hour long meeting at the Chumukedima Police Complex today.

The NNPGs co-convenor said that the only focus of the meeting was the implementing part of the provisions of the agreement signed in the 2019 agreement.

When asked for his response on the NSCN-IM’s stand on conclusion of talks, Isak Sumi said that on the part of the NNPGs the talks have ended. Sumi said whatever the contentions the NSCN-IM have, the Centre and the negotiating group must work to resolve them.

Meanwhile, NNPGs envoy Alezo Venuh also confirmed that talks have concluded on October 31, 2019. Venuh said that there are documents to substantiate this. THe NNPGs envoy also added that contents of the Framework Agreement clearly states that talks have concluded.

When asked if both the NSCN-IM and the NNPGs will be sitting together to hammer out differences, Isak Sumi said no negotiating party has exclusive franchise or rights over the Naga issue. Sumi said that people’s will is supreme as far as a solution to the vexed Naga issue is concerned.

First Published: 21st April, 2022 21:45 IST

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