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CM-level border talks in city today  

Shillong,July 22: The chief ministers of Assam and Meghalaya,Himanta Biswa Sarma and Conrad Sangma will meet at 5.30 pm on Friday at Secretariat to discuss the border dispute.

This is the first chief minister level meeting initiated by Sangma after the NPP-led MDA government assumed power in 2018.

The last chief minister level meeting was held on April 1, 2017 during the tenure of Congress led government.

An official source said that the state government will place the documents and maps on the 12 areas of difference before the Assam delegation.

On August 9, 2011, Meghalaya had submitted necessary papers to Assam in this regard.

The documents and maps are regarding  2,700 square km of disputed areas comprising 12 sectors– Block-I and Block-II, Ratacherra, Khanduli-Psiar, Khanapara-Pillingkata, Deshdemoreah, Nongwah-Mawtamur, Boklapara, Borduar, Langpih, Hahim, Gizang Reserve Forest and Upper Tarabari.

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