On reports of exchange of Assam, Meghalaya by regional committees

A final verdict is expected in the next few weeks, said Conrad Sangma (file photo)

Guwahati: In a bid to resolve their long-standing inter-state border dispute, Assam and Meghalaya on Monday exchanged reports submitted by their respective regional committees.

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma told reporters that a detailed meeting was held with Meghalaya Deputy Chief Minister Preston Tynsong and Assam Regional Committee Chairman and Minister P Hazarika.

“We had a detailed discussion and presentation and exchange of reports made by both the regional committees. Now the Assam government has the report made by the Meghalaya government and vice versa. We have gone through it. Again detailed discussion as well. And I must say it was a very positive discussion,” Mr. Sangma insisted.

‚ÄúSince we will meet again at the level of chief ministers and that is when we come out with the final result and final decision, which I hope will happen within the next few weeks, we will be able to meet and finalize the report and Take a final decision at least for the first phase,” Mr Sangma said.

He further informed that the regional committees of Kamrup district and West Khasi Hills will meet again in Guwahati on Tuesday.

Sangma said that both the state governments are committed to find an amicable solution to end the long pending border dispute between the two states.

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