Shillong, Aug 4: The chief minister has assured safety of the members of the Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) who will participate in the peace talks with the government.
Interacting with media persons on Thursday, Chief Minister Conrad Sangma said, “Let me assure them (HNLC) and everybody that it is the duty of the government to ensure that safety of each and everybody who comes for the talks is maintained.”
Sangma was responding to the request by the HNLC for the government to ensure safety and security of its leaders.
The outfit had on Wednesday authorised its ‘vice chairman and foreign secretary’ to participate in the ongoing tripartite peace talks with the governments of India and the state.
The chief minister also informed that the official peace talks will start soon.
“This exercise has been going on for the last many months and I can’t go into details of everything but we are hopeful that the talks will start soon and most importantly is that we are also positive that we will be able to come out with successful talks and we will do our best to reach to conclusion,” he said.