The state government remains committed to the peace talks with the outlawed Hynñiewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC), cabinet minister Ampareen Lyngdoh said here today.
Speaking to reporters, she said that the government wants an “amicable understanding” for long-term negotiations. The HNLC had withdrawn from the talks last week over its unmet demand for a general amnesty and withdrawal of criminal cases against its leaders.
The National People’s Party (NPP)-led government is sincere about continuing with the negotiations, though she added that the minister responsible, Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong, who holds the Home Department portfolio, is currently unable to attend to the matter right now.
“We understand that there have been certain displeasures and misunderstandings, which are yet to be verified, and we will wait for the Home Minister to return to office very shortly and he will surely be able to give better insights,” Lyngdoh maintained.