Meghalaya chief minister Conrad Sangma on April 12 said that both Meghalaya and Assam governments are working on the timeframe to start the second phase of border talks for resolving the remaining six areas of difference.
“We are tentatively working on that timeframe but we have not come to an actual date,” Conrad Sangma told reporters.
His statement came after Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma announced that the second phase of border talks will start by June-July.
CM Conrad Sangma said: “We had a discussion. We have always been discussing this issue and we want this issue to be resolved because we feel that it has been a long time and the people of the border areas have been suffering.”
“We keep discussing this time and again even at a personal level when we talk to each other so we are not waiting for June-July, the official talk may start during that time but in the process, we are already discussing a lot of things on a one-to-one level as we would like to see that the best solutions can be reached so let us hope for the best,” he said.
The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by Meghalaya and Assam to end the dispute in six of the 12 areas of difference in New Delhi on March 29, in the presence of Union home minister Amit Shah.