Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi has batted for re-opening of trade routes with Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries.

“Re-opening of trade routes with ASEAN countries will open the gates of economic development in the Northeast,” Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi said.

Governor Mukhi was speaking at a conclave on “Atmanirbhar Northeast through science and technology interventions” at Cotton University in Guwahati.

Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi further said that the Centre has taken several initiatives to develop international routes with the 10 ASEAN countries.

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Governor Mukhi also said that the Northeast has the potential to become a future hub of organic products, renewable energy, international tourism, and the country’s gateway to ASEAN countries.

The 10 ASEAN countries are: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

ASEAN is a regional grouping of these ten countries for promotion of economic, political, and security cooperation among its members.

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