Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio calls it historic breakthrough

Kohima, October 31 (NE): Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio said, we extend our deepest appreciation to the negotiating parties of the peace talks for making the historic breakthrough. Thank you Honourable PM Shri Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister, Shri. Amit Shah for the political will and concern for the Naga people.

CM further congratulates Shri RN Ravi the interlocutor and the Governor of Nagaland, NSCN (IM) and NNPGs for the efforts and sacrifices. Also, appreciation to the civil societies, mass-based organisations, NGOs, churches and the Naga people for the support and their prayers. We praise God Almighty and look forward to a new era for the Naga people, said CM Rio.

Chief Minister further calls it as historic moment and an occasion of great joy for all Nagas and the nation as a whole. Peace will now pave the way for genuine progress and true nation-building.

The second session of the meeting between the NSCN-IM led by its general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah and Nagaland Governor R.N. Ravi, who is also the interlocutor, which started at 3pm today (October 31, 2019) lasted for an hour and thirty minutes at New Delhi.

More details about the meetings are not available at the moment. Official statement is yet to be released from both the parties while publishing this news.