They all came with guarded optimism and managed expectations.
When they leave tomorrow, they will be bringing results beyond what they were hoping for.
It was swift and cordial but nevertheless substantive and intense.
None of the acrimonious exchanges happened.
Instead, the discussions were jovial punctuated by off the cuff remarks and banters that periodically made everybody in the room laughing out loud.
Some giggling, even.
Yes, there were breaks in between but they were devoted to discussing the fine prints of the documents and drafts that were passed and handed out across the table.
They capped their discussions and...