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Published on Wednesday, 07 November 2012 15:29
Myanmar Vice President Nyan Htun hopes his visit to Thailand, to streamline agenda for the Thai-Myanmar leaders meeting later this month, would pave way for further improvement in the bilateral relations.
While meeting with Thailand’s Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, Nyan Htun, as chairman of the special economic zones in Myanmar, said that his country is open for foreign investment particularly investment from Thailand, which is now the second biggest foreign investor.
Leading a delegation of high-level officials, he is in Bangkok to join the 1st Thai-Myanmar senior official meeting, wherebydevelopment strategies in the Dawei special economic zone and related areas are discussed. Deputy Prime Minister Kittiratt Na-Ranong led the Thai delegation.
Yingluck reiterated Thailand’s readiness to support development in Dawei and expressed Thai investors’ interest in pouring investment in other areas. On Dawei, she said that it is necessary that the senior officials clearly prioritise development agenda.
Meanwhile, she suggested further cooperation in growing border trade. As Thailand is involved with the development of new linkage infrastructure, Myanmar is urged to provide security to Thai workers and officers. Myanmar is also urged to consider opening more permanent checkpoints.
To help address the power shortage in Myanmar which is hosting a number of international events in the next few years like World Economic Forum on East Asia and SEA Games, Thailand is delivering old gas turbines to Yangon.
Source: The Nation