Chief Minister, TR Zeliang called on his Assam counterpart, Sarbananda Sonowal a day back and discussed matters relating to the Naga Issue.
While stating that ‘solution of the Naga Political Issue is a national concern because it pertains to Naga people living in India in the four states of Assam, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland,’ Zeliang said that the Naga political Issue was ‘an international issue’ given the fact that the Naga political problem includes the international border of Myanmar which needs to be resolved with the Myanmar Government.
Clearing his perspective, Zeliang stated that early solution to the Naga political problem would bring stability and permanent peace in the entire NE region. ‘If we do not take up such a challenge , the future generation will never forgive us,’ he told his Assam counterpart.
‘With seventy years of armed conflict, it is imperative to join together and tell the GOI to open new doors for the younger generation to march forward in peace’ he added.
Both the Chief Ministers agreed that perception of mainland India and the outside world, viewing North East region as insurgent states should become history of the past given the renewed vigour of NE States in pursuing peace and development.
The two Chief Ministers discussed on formulating a common strategy for better road and rail connectivity between Assam and Nagaland while deciding to have a consultative meet with other Chief Ministers in order to take up issues of common interests like better road, rail and air connectivity in the region before the GOI.
They also decided to seek special packages on Entrepreneurship in order to mitigate the crucial problem of serious unemployment.