CM Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday said informed that Assam and Arunachal governments would sit together from April this year to resolve border disputes.
He hoped that majority of border problems would be solved within this year. "Border issues can only be solved amicably and through dialogue between all stakeholders," Sarma asserted.
Assam has boundary dispute with Arunachal Pradesh at 1,200 places. CM Sarma attended the celebration programme of 50 years of Arunachal Pradesh and 36th Statehood Day at Naharlagun.
Speaking at the programme, he said that the people of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh have always shared a close affinity and the bond of brotherhood has remained strong.
"State boundaries may divide physically but emotionally people of both states are still connected," he opined.
Saying that legendary musician of Assam Bhupen Hazarika’s songs have reflected the beauty of Arunachal and eulogised the bonhomie among the people of both states, the CM remembered how Assamese stalwarts like Indira Miri, Annanda Prasad Borthakur, etc made immense contributions for the social and educational development of Arunachal Pradesh.
“Arunachal has strong historical and cultural significance. The tribes and sub-tribes living in Arunachal Pradesh embody the cultural diversity of our country," Sarma said.
Sarma also urged Union Minister of Law and MP from Arunachal Kiren Rijiju to work as a leader of Team Northeast so that the entire region can play a vital role in the development of the country.
"Arunachal is achieving rapid development under the leadership of CM Pema Khandu capitalising on its rich cultural heritage and mesmerising natural beauty," Sarma added.