New Delhi, July 18: The negotiating teams of the government and the Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN), which met here on Monday issued a joint statement saying differences between the two parties have narrowed, and some of the proposals would require further negotiations to reach a mutually acceptable solution.
Interlocutor R.S. Pandey led the government side, while NSCN team was led by Chief Negotiator General Secretary Thuingaleng Muivah.
“Sustained negotiations over the past few months have led to a set of proposals for an honourable political settlement based on the uniqueness of Naga history and situation which was recognised by the GOI in 2002 as well as the contemporary realities and a future vision consistent with the imperatives of the 21st century,” a Ministry of Home Affairs release quoted the joint statement issued at the conclusion of talks, as saying.
“While the differences between the two parties have narrowed, some of the proposals would require further negotiations to reach a mutually acceptable solution. By appreciating and respecting each other’s position and difficulties, both the parties are confident of working out a settlement in the shortest possible time,” the MHA release adds. (ANI)