Kathmandu, Dec 26 (ANI): The first round of talks between the Nepal Government and the Pawan faction of Samyukta Janatantrik Tarai Mukti Morcha (SJTMM-P) ended after reaching a five-point agreement here today.
The Government talks team was led by Peace Minister Janardhan Sharma while the rebel talks team was headed by Kautilya Sharma.
According to five-point agreement, the government will provide security to the SJTMM talks team during the entire duration of the talks, treat SJTMM cadres as political activists and gradually release those arrested during security operations, and suspension of armed and provocative activities by both sides.
Similarly, the SJTMM has also agreed to sit for next round of talks with the government.
The two sides also agreed that a mediator could be appointed for the talks if necessary, Nepalnews reported. (ANI)