The second round of border negotiations between Meghalaya and Assam to settle differences over six disputed territories will take place in Guwahati on Sunday, according to Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong.
On March 29 in New Delhi, in the presence of Union Home Minister Amit Shah, the two northeastern states signed a memorandum of understanding to settle the five-decade-old border issue in six of the 12 disputed districts.
Conrad K. Sangma, the chief minister of Meghalaya, and Himanta Biswa Sarma, the chief minister of Assam, would meet in Guwahati on Sunday to discuss the formation of regional committees to forward the second phase of border discussions for resolving the remaining six points of contention, Tynsong told PTI.
The deputy chief minister stated that the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance government’s top goal is to find a solution to the boundary dispute with Assam.
Six places, including Tarabari (4.69 sq km), Gizang (13.53 sq km), Hahim (3.51 sq km), Boklapara (1.57 sq km), Khanapara-Pilangkata (2.29 sq km), and Ratacherra, were taken up for final settlement in March (11.20 sq km).