According to Deputy Government Spokesman Anusorn Eiamsa-ard, Myanmar’s President Thein Sein is scheduled to officially visit Thailand on June 4-5.
Mr. Anusorn said Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is set to hold talks with President Thein Sein on bilateral ties. The two leaders will preside over the signing ceremony of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation for development in Myanmar and to enhance mutual benefits of the two nations.
The deputy government spokesman elaborated that the agreement focuses on human resource development, Myanmar’s preparation to become an ASEAN chair in 2014, and cooperation in economic reforms. Under the MOU, both countries will cooperate in alternative development projects including the establishment of learning centers for sustainable development along the common border, a care center for victims of human trafficking and a Thai-Myanmar anti-drug trafficking project.
High on the discussion agenda will be the planned construction of a road linking Thailand, Myanmar and India, the construction of the second Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge crossing the Moei River and an improvement of the road connecting the Singkhon Checkpoint and Myanmar’s Mergui town.