Informal Meeting Between Meghalaya and Assam Chief Ministers to Address Differences

Northeast Desk, 14th September: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma and his Assam counterpart, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, held an informal meeting at the Meghalaya Secretariat to discuss and work towards resolving the areas of difference between their states.

Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma stated that both states are committed to finding mutually agreeable solutions to the remaining six areas of differences between Assam and Meghalaya. This collaborative effort demonstrates the willingness of both governments to address these issues amicably.

Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma expressed his appreciation for Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma’s support in facilitating the construction of the Karbi Hemtum in Shillong. He emphasized the importance of both states working together to resolve border-related matters and expressed optimism about resolving the remaining differences in the near future.

The meeting was conducted informally but is seen as a positive step toward a formal meeting in the future. These discussions are part of confidence-building measures between the neighboring states.

Both Chief Ministers highlighted the significance of ongoing dialogue for enhancing mutual understanding and addressing the issues at hand. Although no definitive outcomes were reached during the informal meeting, it sets the stage for further discussions and resolutions.

The discussions also covered matters related to the Regional Committees of both states, highlighting progress made, including recent agreements on border posts. Confidence Building Measures were an integral part of the agenda.

Official announcements were not made following the informal meeting, but a formal meeting is anticipated in the coming days. During this formal meeting, both states hope to reach agreements and provide official updates on the progress made during these discussions.

This ongoing dialogue underscores the commitment of Assam and Meghalaya to promote understanding, cooperation, and peaceful resolutions to long-standing issues, ultimately benefiting the citizens of both states.

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