Nagaland cabinet welcomes summit of top Naga leaders

The Nagaland government has welcomed the September 18 `summit` of top leaders of three Naga underground groups where they expressed commitment towards ending hostilities and work for Naga reconciliation.

Updated: Sep 22, 2010, 15:13 PM IST

Kohima: The Nagaland government has welcomed the September 18 `summit` of top leaders of three Naga underground groups where they expressed commitment towards ending hostilities and work for Naga reconciliation.

The state cabinet in a meeting held last night at chief minister`s official residence, welcoming the development maintained that it was a major step towards realising unity,
understanding and oneness among all sections of Naga society, which has been the desire of all Nagas, the CMO said in a statement here today.

At the initiatives of Forum for Naga Re-conciliation (FNR), top leaders of NSCN(IM), NSCN(K) and NNC`FGN met for the first time on September 18 and made a joint declaration at Dimapur agreeing for cessation of all hostilities, including territorial expansion.
The Democratic Alliance of Nagaland (DAN) government as an active facilitator to the Naga peace process, continued to support the `Journey of Common Hope` initiated by FNR, which aimed at paving the way for achieving lasting peace, the statement said.

The cabinet also extended its appreciation to the FNR, Naga civil societies, Churches, Naga Hoho and all other tribal Hohos and NGOs for their efforts towards re-conciliation in Naga society.
It appealed to the various groups and organisations to remain steadfast in their commitments and not allow any factor to destroy the hard earned peace that has been achieved through collective efforts of the Naga people, the statement added.

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