New Delhi: Welcoming the signing of the peace accord between the Government of India and the NSCN, former Nagaland chief minister Neiphiu Rio on Monday said he hoped that it becomes an 'honourable settlement' acceptable to the people.
"The negotiations were going on for a long time. I am happy, I welcome this...All these are in principle, the nitty-gritties have to be worked out so that it becomes an honourable settlement acceptable to the people," news agency ANI quoted Rio as saying.
"I cannot say anything about the contents, but the principle which they have signed, I welcome it," he added.
The Government of India and the National Socialist Council of Nagaland ( NSCN) successfully concluded the dialogue on Naga political issue, which has existed for six decades, and signed an agreement today in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
This agreement will help end the oldest insurgency in the country.
(With Agency inputs)