Thai PM arrives Myanmar for official visit

12:24, October 11, 2010      

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Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva arrived Nay Pyi Taw Monday on an official visit to Myanmar.

It is Abhisit's return visit to that to Thailand made by his Myanmar counterpart U Thein Sein in April 2008.

Abhisit is expected to hold talks with Thein Sein on economic cooperation and trade relations between the two countries.

U Thein Sein's 2008 visit to Thailand has paved way for promoting the two neighbors' bilateral trade and economic cooperation.

During that visit, cooperation between the two governments in a number of sectors were initiated which covered narcotic drug eradication, hydropower, energy, mining, agriculture and industry.

According to official statistics, in the fiscal year 2009-10 which ended in March, bilateral trade amounted to 3.577 billion U. S. dollars, up 16.2 percent from 2008-09.

Of the total, Myanmar's export to Thailand amounted to 3.169 billion dollars while its import from Thailand reached over 408 million dollars, enjoying a trade surplus of 2.761 billion dollars.

Source: Xinhua


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