Shillong: Assam and Meghalaya Chief Ministers met on Wednesday afternoon in Guwahati for the fourth round of talks to resolve border talks over six areas of differences (out of 12) between the two states.  

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma was accompanied by Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong, home minister Lahkmen Rymbui, and other top officials. 

Earlier, the six regional committees: three from Meghalaya and three from Assam submitted their reports to their chief ministers. It may be mentioned that the border dispute between the two states has been a pending issue and to date, no government has been able to resolve the issue. 

Meghalaya deputy chief minister Prestone Tynsong termed the talks as positive and said both states are about to reach an agreement in the inspected areas. The regional committees have once again been instructed to bring out the details, which will then leave both the CMs for the last talks of the first phase, mentioned Tynsong.

The last round of talks will take place later this month. Both the state governments will meet with the Union Home Minister before January 21. 

The six areas in the first phase include Tarabari, Gizang, Hahim, Boklapara, Khanapara-Pilangkata and Ratacherra.

The first meeting was held in Shillong on July 23, 2021, followed by the 

second meeting at Guwahati on August 6, 2021.

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