Stating that the road to Naga reconciliation which began in February 2008 had moved forward with the support rendered by various organizations, the Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR) has sought continued support of everyone as “we see the reconciliation process reaching its destination.”
A statement from the FNR said it remained grateful to all and above everything, to the Almighty God. The FNR also said its efforts would be incomplete without the support of the various Naga political groups.
The FNR said that as agreed in Chiangmai V, June 2009, a “Joint Working Group” (JWG), comprising of the signatories of the “Covenant of Reconciliation,” was formed on August 25, 2009, Dimapur, Nagaland. It was revealed that the rationale behind the formation the JWG was purely to have the continuity of the same persons attending meetings under the FNR, as having different members in every meeting was “not advisable as discussions are issue based.” The FNR made it clear that the members of the JWG were the signatories of the “Covenant of Reconciliation.”
As such, the Forum said that the intentions were to:
(a) facilitate and expedite in convening a meeting of the top Naga political leaders, at the highest level, with the assistance of the FNR.
(b) the members of the Joint Working Group shall coordinate with the FNR to enable the meeting to take place at the earliest time possible and (c) while the meeting is being planned, if need arises, the JWG shall meet from time to time with the FNR.