Chief Secretaries of Assam and Mizoram to Meet Over Border Issues. Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that as long as the border conflict persists, there is a risk of “problems exploding” and the situation requires “mature management.“
On Saturday, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the state is attempting to resolve “boundary issues” amicably with neighboring states and highlighted that the chief secretaries of Assam and Mizoram would meet in the national capital on July 9.
Mr. Sarma said at a news conference that as long as the disagreement continues, there is a risk of “problems exploding” and the situation requires “mature management.”
“Regrettably, Assam has boundary conflicts with Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Nagaland, and Mizoram. As long as this disagreement continues, some problems will continue to emerge on both sides. As such, it requires mature management. We have begun the process of resolving the issue. We are defending our borders vehemently but also negotiating an acceptable settlement with the counter-states “‘ He said.
Assam and Mizoram have a long-standing border dispute.
The Chief Minister previously said that addressing boundary issues between sister states was a priority for his administration.