GUWAHATI: The state governments of Assam and Mizoram, on Thursday held the third round of talks to resolve the border disputes between the two states.
The third round of Assam-Mizoram border talks, which was a ministerial level discussion, was held in Guwahati.
While the Assam delegation was led by state minister Atul Bora, the Mizoram delegation was led by home minister Lalchamliana.
After the talks, the Assam minister and the Mizoram minister signed a joint statement reiterating the commitment of the two governments to resolve the vexed border issue.
According to the joint statement, “Mizoram Government will provide the list of villages, their areas, geographical extent, and ethnic groups of people and other relevant information within three months to support their claims which can be verified through establishing regional committees. both sides to reach a consensus decision on the complex border issues.”
“The Government of Assam will extend full cooperation wherever sought,” added the joint statement.
In addition, “both sides agreed to continue their commitment to maintaining peace and harmony across the borders of the communities living on both sides to further strengthen their longstanding relationship”.
“A joint statement was signed today in which several important decisions were made. We are sure that today’s good meeting will bring us closer to finding a lasting solution to the border issue,” said Assam Minister Atul Bora.