Swu arrives for highest level meet

Morung Express

DIMAPUR, MARCH 1: NSCN/GPRN chairman Isak Chishi Swu has hinted on positive developments in the ongoing peace talks between the Centre and NSCN/GPRN
“The Prime minister is also fully committed for early settlement of the Naga political problem. We (NSCN), on our part, welcome it,” the NSCN/GPRN chairman, accompanied by his wife, told media persons at Dimapur Airport upon his arrival from Delhi, Tuesday afternoon.

The latest round of talks between the Centre and NSCN was held on Saturday last. The NSCN leader said he had come home to take part in the proposed highest-level meeting of the different Naga political groups, initiated by the Forum for Naga Reconciliation and Joint Working Group (JWG) of the Naga political groups.
While affirming that the NSCN had agreed to join the “Reconciliation” process, Swu also welcomed other groups to take part in the highest level meeting. “Those who refuse, it is upto them,” he added. On the likely place and time for the proposed meeting of the top leaders of the, he said, “if they (other groups) come, we can meet anytime and anywhere.”
To a query on the reported recent clashes between the rival NSCN groups in Eastern Nagaland (under Myanmar), the NSCN chairman said that the NSCN would abide by its earlier commitment to reconciliation.
Later, in a brief address to the public gathered to welcome him at the airport, the NSCN chairman reiterated the NSCN slogan “Nagaland (Nagalim) for Christ” and urged on the need for constant prayers to redeem the Nagas. He also said that Nagas need to work a “second Israel” by spreading the Gospel to the unreached.
Meanwhile, NSCN sources said that their general secretary Th. Muivah would also arrive in Nagaland on March 4. Besides the highest-level meeting, the two NSCN leaders will be meeting leaders and representatives of the civil societies to take their views before the next round of talks, sources added.

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