Thai DM visits Laos to boost border security

15:31, July 09, 2010      

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Thai Defence Minister Prawit Wongsuwan on Friday met with the General Border Committee (GBC) in the Lao People's Democratic Republic to the boost border security of the two neighbouring countries, the Thai News Agency (TNA) said.

During his two-day visit, Prawit will co-chair the 18th border committee meeting with Laotian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Defence, Lt-Gen Douangchay Phichit, the TNA reported.

Both Thai and Laotian ministers will hold a bilateral talk which is aimed at boosting ties and strengthen cooperation between the two countries which will lead to the security and peace along the Thai-Lao border.

Thai Defence Ministry spokesman Col Thanatip Sawangsaeng said the GBC meeting is to exchange ideas and review joint operations during the past 17 meetings and participants will this time sign a memorandum on the cooperation between local officials to allow them to handle any problems as they arise.

The spokesman hailed cooperation between the Lao PDR police and the Thai navy whose patrols on the Mekong River have resulted in success in recent drug busts.

Source: Xinhua


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