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Assam and Meghalaya CMs to visit West Jaintia Hills & Karbi Anglong area by June end

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Shillong, June 6: Chief Ministers of Assam and Meghalaya will jointly visit West Jaintia Hills and Karbi Anglong area by the end of this month.

“The joint visit will be towards the end of June,” Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma told reporters on Tuesday.

He said that the two chief ministers will go to certain areas where there have been a lot of tensions. “The idea is to build up the confidence of the people out there and also to send a positive message to the people that we are serious about finding a solution to this border problem,” Sangma added.

The first official CM level meeting between the two states on the second phase of border talks, to resolve the remaining six areas of difference, was held at Guwahati on May 24.

The meeting had decided that the two chief ministers will conduct a joint visit to West Jaintia Hills and Karbi Anglong areas in June as part of confidence building measures, where there has been a lot of unrest and conflict in recent times between the Karbi and Jaintia communities.

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