During a courtesy visit today, Mr Suriya and his delegates were welcomed by the Myawaddy Governor and representatives of local government agencies and businesses. Both parties held a meeting to discuss increased cooperation on border trade and investment.
The talks were aimed at developing a Sister City agreement between Mae Sot district of Tak province and the Myawaddy Special Economic Zone, with a plan to designate the border areas as trading cities in accordance with the future formation of the East-West Economic Corridor, linking Myanmar, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam.
The move is expected to pave the way for closer cooperation between the two countries in anticipation of increased trade and tourism within member countries of the ASEAN Economic Community.
During the meeting, the Tak Chamber of Commerce also proposed the organization of a commemorative event on August 15, to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge. The proposal is awaiting approval from Myanmar’s local authorities.