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Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and Bangkok Governor Mom Rajawongse Sukhumbhand Paripatra today discussed issues of mutual interests and how the opening up of frontiers would prove beneficial to both North East India and Thailand.

Gogoi called on the Paripatra at his Bangkok office and said the 'Look East Policy' adopted by the Centre would help in strengthening relations with neighbouring countries like Thailand and yield rich dividends in terms of trade and commerce, an official release here quoting the CM said.

The opening up of frontiers would also lead to proper use of natural resources in a scientific manner, exploring tourism potentiality, sharing of technical know-how in relation to disaster management and mitigation, he added.

The Bangkok Governor also acknowledged that the North East India and Thailand would reap immense benefits if international borders opened up and his country would extend all possible help and support for growth and development in different sectors which would be mutually beneficial, the release said.

Gogoi also held a meeting with officials of Bangkok metropolitan administration and discussed various issues, including disaster and flood control measures.

The officials gave a detailed presentation on how Thailand has been able to cope with flood and other disasters through a coordinated and pragmatic approach, it added.