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Leaders of NNPGs open for round table talks with any group, says NPF

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By EMN Updated: Sep 12, 2020 7:09 pm
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Members of PAM with the leaders of 7 NNGPs in Chümoukedima on September 12. (Picture courtesy: PAM)

Dimapur, Sep. 12 (EMN): In its attempt to unite the Naga political groups and facilitate ‘one agreement, one solution’ to the protracted Indo-Naga political issue, the political affairs mission (PAM) of the Naga Peoples’ Front (NPF) organised a consultative meeting with the seven Naga National Political Groups (NNPGs) in Chümoukedima on Saturday.

According to a press release from the NPF, its delegation explained that the “motive of withdrawing from the Joint Legislators’ Forum (JLF) on Naga political issue” was not to walk away from the mission of being a facilitator but rather to allow both the People’s Democratic Alliance legislature party and NPF legislature party to work independently.

“It reiterated that the NPF party stood for an inclusive, honourable and acceptable solution and that the party would continue to promote peace and unity within the various Naga political groups while facilitating in opening doors for peaceful conclusion of the Naga political issue with the government of India in letter and spirit.

“While urging upon the 7 NNPGs to revisit the ‘Covenant of Naga Reconciliation’ signed at Chiangmai, Thailand and to unite with other Naga political groups, the NPF delegation brought home the point that there should be only one accord between the Naga political groups and the government of India since the mission of all concern was also one,” it stated.

In turn, leaders of the seven NNPGs affirmed that they have no objection to round table talks with any group, the NPF informed.

“The NNPGs delegation stated that it had maintained openness in all its dealings before the Naga people and expressed optimism that final inking to the peace talks would take place very soon for permanent peace and progress.

“Meanwhile, PAM has appealed to both the 7 NNPGs and the NSCN/GPRN to stick to what has been agreed upon in the ‘framework agreement’ signed on August 3, 2015 and the ‘agreed position’ on November 17, 2017 while welcoming each other with open arms as brothers,” the statement read.

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By EMN Updated: Sep 12, 2020 7:09:27 pm