-- Myanmar and Thailand have signed three agreements namely providing equal benefits to Myanmar migrant workers in Thailand, offering employment to Myanmar workers and giving easier access for people of the two neighbouring countries to cross the border, Thai News Agency (TNA) reported.
The agreements, signed at the Government House were witnessed by visiting Myanmar's State Councillor and Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi and Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-ocha.
Gen Prayut said during a joint press conference with Suu Kyi that the Thai government was willing to work with the new civilian government of Myanmar. adding that he had discussed several constructive issues with her including providing protection for the Myanmar migrant workers in Thailand.
Thailand has given about 150 million baht for development projects in Myanmar plus cooperation to jointly suppress drug trafficking along the two countries' border, cooperation on public health and improving Myanmar workers' skills, the prime minister said.
He said that an agreement was also reached to accelerate the construction of the second Thailand-Myanmar Friendship Bridge to facilitate bilateral trade and investment of the two countries.
On cooperation under the ASEAN framework, he said the two countries have pledged to work closer for peace and stability in the region and to make the ASEAN Community becomes stronger.
Suu Kyi ends her three-day official visit to Thailand on Saturday and is due to return home later in the evening.