By- Correspondent| Date- September 15, 2011
In a remarkable move, the leaders of the pro-talk faction of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) met the leaders of GPRN/NSCN at Dimapur. Led by Chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa, an 18 member ULFA team visited the NSCN camp at Dimapur and met top leaders of the Naga outfit.
Later both outfits issued a joint statement signed by NSCN Chairman Gen (Rtd) Khole Konyak, NSCN general secretary N Kitovi Zhimomi, ULFA chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa and Capt Apurba Baruah.
Acknowledging the long history of bond and friendship between the people of Assam and Nagas, the statement said that the two neighbors had a close history across centuries. The two groups agreed to foster a closer relationship to maintain peace and harmony between the people of the two neighbors. The ULFA was also reported to have expressed their honor and respect to the Naga people for displaying history courage in long struggle as well as during the Naga re-conciliation process.
The statement also said that the friendship and revolutionary spirit between ULFA and NSCN built during their early years was still rooted between the two revolutionary groups. Mentionable that NSCN were the first trainers of the ULFA during mid-eighties and the outfit had made eastern Nagaland their base during early years of its formation.
Both groups further declared to work in close coordination with each other and to try bring a honorable and permanent solutions to the issues of their people through negotiations with the Government of India.