With peace on agenda, Assam-Mizoram to hold talks on the border issue
Ten days after the border clash between Assam and Mizoram, the governments of both the states have decided to hold a ministerial-level meeting in Aizawl on Thursday to de-escalate the ongoing tension and find an amicable solution to the inter-state boundary dispute.
Mizoram chief secretary Lalnunmawia Chauungo informed that the crucial talk between both the states will be held at Aijal club in Aizawl.
"Tomorrow that is 5th of August, 2021 representatives from Assam Govt. led by the senior minister will meet representatives of Mizoram Govt. led by a senior minister. I am sure important steps will be achieved for the solution of the border problem," Mizoram CM Zoramthanga tweeted.
The meeting comes after the July 26 border clash which escalated tensions at economic levels and strained relations between Assam and Mizoram.
Following the clash, Assam imposed an economic blockade on Mizoram barring transportation of essential goods to the state, resulting in the latter requesting the central government to intervene.
On August 2, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma had stated that Assam will be sending two cabinet ministers to Aizawl for a detailed discussion to de-escalate the matter.
Assam's decision to hold talks with Mizoram came hours after Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga had directed the state police to withdraw the FIR filed against Sarma and others.
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