Myanmar House Speaker visits Thailand

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BANGKOK, Nov 24 — Khin Aung Myint, Speaker of the Myanmar House of Nationalities, the country’s parliament, is visiting Thailand and hopes both countries will boost cooperation, bilateral relations, understanding and the exchange of legislative knowledge.

Thailand’s National Legislative Assembly (NLA) welcomed the Myanmar House Speaker at Parliament today, the first day of his Monday-Wednesday visit.

Assembly President Pornpetch Wichitcholchai told the Myanmar House Speaker that Thailand was undergoing reform for sustainable democracy and the National Council for Peace and Order had a three-stage plan for the reform.

The first and past stage concerned the promotion of national reconciliation.

The second and present stage is the work of the NLA, the National Reform Council and the government and the third stage will see the next and generally acceptable election in October next year.

“The National Council for Peace and Order supports the comprehensive development of friendships with neighboring countries and the exchange of senior executives’ visits. I would like to thank the leaders of Myanmar for understanding the situation of Thailand,” the NLA president said.

Khin Aung Myint said he was glad that the Myanmar’s authorities were the first in ASEAN to visit Thailand after the formation of the NLA. He hoped that the visit would boost Thai-Myanmar relations and understanding including those concerning their legislative bodies.