President Win Myint meets Thai Prime Minister

Thailand Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha (left) and Myanmar’s President Win Myint (right) (Photo-AFP)

 

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha received Myanmar President Win Myint at Government House on June 14, sources said.

It is his first visit to Thailand after he officially took charge as Myanmar President in March and his second foreign visit after 32nd ASEAN Summit held in April at Singapore.

He will attend the 8th Ayeyawady-Chao Phyra-Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy (ACMECS) Summit and the 9th Cambodia-Laos-Myanmar-Vietnam (CLMV) Summit to be held in Bangkok from June 15 to 16.

The President and the First Lady were cordially greeted by Thailand Prime Minister and his wife upon arrival.

The President and Prime Minister then received the salute of the Guard of Honor and inspected them. He was then introduced to the guests by the Prime Minister after which the President introduced his entourage to the Prime Minister.

After that he signed the guest book at the Government House and took documentary photo with the Prime Minister and his wife. Afterwards, the President and the Prime Minister met in the guest hall of the Government House.

The President and Prime Minister then attended the Myanmar-Thai bilateral discussion held in the Pakdi-bodin Hall.

Myanmar delegation along with the President to attend the meeting were Union Minister Kyaw Tin, Deputy Minister Aung Htoo, Ambassador Myo Myint Than and other officials. Thailand Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister, Ministers and other senior officials attended the meeting.

During the meeting they discussed promoting bilateral relations, ensuring that Myanmar workers in Thailand receive legal work permits along with their rights and security, collaborating on developing their border areas and upgrading the border gates, constructive assistance from Thailand to Rakhine issue, cooperating on repatriation of displaced people in Thailand back to Myanmar, promoting bilateral trade and investments, and plans for celebrating the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Myanmar and Thailand.

The President and Prime Minister then held a press conference. The President and First Lady observed the exhibits at the Government House displaying traditional Thai cuisine, garments, and traditional handicrafts.

In the evening, the President and First Lady attended the banquet dinner hosted by the Prime Minister and his wife.