Aug 03, 2006

Naga: Agreement of Extension of Ceasefire

31 July 2006 - The two parties, the NSCN (I-M) and representatives of the Government of India, agreed to strenghten the ceasefire monitoring mechanism and extend the ceasefire with one year.
Joint Communiqué

(Bangkok July 31, 2006)

The representatives of the Government of India and the NSCN held meetings in Bangkok on July 29th to 31st at which important substantive issues were discussed and satisfaction expressed over the progress made.

With respect to the ceasefire, both sides agreed to strengthen the ceasefire monitoring mechanism. It was also agreed that any proposals in this regard to be tabled by the NSCN would be decided upon promptly.

Given the need to move expeditiously with the discussions on substantive issues to reach an early settlement, it was agreed to extend the ceasefire for one year w.e.f. August 1, 2006 and to ensure its proper implementation through periodic reviews.

Signed by:
( K. Padmanabhaiah), Representative of the Government of India ( Th. Muivah ), General Secretary, NSCN