Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Thein Sein to visit Thailand in June

Wednesday, 30 May 2012 12:54 Mizzima News

Burmese President Thein Sein will officially visit Thailand from June 4-5 to strengthen bilateral relations and sign agreements on various development projects, the Thai News Agency said on Tuesday.

The president, who cancelled a planned visit to the Asian World Economic Forum that started on Wednesday, is scheduled to hold bilateral talks with Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

Burmese President Thein Sein Photo: president's website

The two leaders will witness the signing ceremony of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation for human resource development in Burma, for cooperation in helping Burma prepare to assume the chairmanship of Asean in 2014 and for various development projects involving roads, bridges and human trafficking.

The establishment of a knowledge center for sustainable development along the Thai-Burma border, a “drop-in centre” for human trafficking victims, and Thai-Burma cooperation in dealing with drug trafficking are also on the agenda.

A spokesperson said the two leaders would discuss the possibility of building the long-planned Thailand-Myanmar-India road project, a road development link from Singkhon checkpoint in Prachuap Khiri Kan to Myeik in Burma and the construction of a second bridge over the Moei River.

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