Bangkok, Thailand — Myanmar’s top general said relations between his country and Thailand are at their most cordial ever, as he met Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra in Bangkok Tuesday, says a Bangkok Post report.
Snr Gen Aung Hlaing, commander-in-chief of the Defence Services of Myanmar, is in Bangkok to attend the first High Level Committee meeting between senior officials of the two nations.
He reportedly told Ms. Yingluck that his country is grateful to Thailand for taking part in the development of democracy in Myanmar.
Snr Gen Aung Hlaing said that though his country was governed by the military before, Myanmar has now turned toward democracy and the army’s role has been reduced.
He said Myanmar welcomes Thai businesses to invest in his country, assured the Prime Minister that his nation was politically stable, and noted that civilians are now playing a greater role in the development of Myanmar.
The two leaders agreed that their countries should complete the demarcation of undefined borders areas as soon as possible.
The Snr Gen told the Prime Minister that Myanmar’s President Thein Sein wants to cooperate with Thailand to ensure the success of the Dawei deep-sea port project, which is expected to boost investers’ confidence in the two countries.
He also told Ms. Yingluck that the Myanmar President wanted to work closely with Thai leaders to solve the problem of illegal migrant workers in Thailand.
Ms. Yingluck suggested the two countries also begin to develop border areas through a cash crop plantation project and cross-border trade. Image/Chanat Katanyu/bangkokpost.com