Sonowal speaks to Mizoram CM on border clash apprises PMO

    Guwahati/ Aizawl, Oct 18 (PTI) Assam Chief Minister
Sarbananda Sonowal apprised the Prime Minister's Office and
Union Home Ministry about the prevailing situation at the
state's border with Mizoram on Sunday, following a violent
clash in which several people were injured, officials said.
    Sonowal also telephoned Mizoram Chief Minister
Zoramthanga and spoke to him on the border incident, said an
Assam government statement.
    During his conversation with the Mizoram CM, Sonowal
stressed on taking productive measures and joint efforts to
address the border issues, it said.
    He also advocated for amicably settling the border
dispute and to work with cooperation for maintaining peace,
and law and order at the inter-state border, the statement
    Noting that under the leadership of Prime Minister
Narendra Modi the Northeast is experiencing rapid progress,
Sonowal asserted that to maintain the momentum there is a need
to maintain peace and boosting relations between the states.
    He further said that there might be differences but
they must be settled through dialogue.
    Zoramthanga assured Sonowal of efforts to maintain
peace at the inter-state border and cooperation, it added.
    The Mizoram government also reached out to the Centre
to defuse the situation at the border between Assam's Cachar
district and Kolasib district of the state.
    A meeting, chaired by Union Home Secretary Ajay Kumar
Bhalla, between both the state will be held on Monday to take
stock of the situation, Mizoram Home Minister Lalchamliana
    Chief secretaries of the two states will be present in
the meeting, he said. PTI ESB CORR

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