Thai PM shows appreciation to Japanese support to Mekong community


TOKYO, 21 April 2012  – The Thai prime minister has expressed her appreciation to Japan for its continued support to the development of countries in the Mekong Sub-region. 

During the 4th Mekong-Japan Summit in Tokyo, in addition to the meeting with all leaders from related countries, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has the opportunity to have a meeting with Japanese Deputy Prime Minister Katsuya Okada to discuss the reform of state administrative methods, social security and tax systems as well as bureaucratic structure.

Mr. Okada has shown his admiration to the long-running Thai-Japanese relations and friendship, which have been strengthened by various supports both through bilateral and multilateral levels.

The Japanese Deputy PM also noted that the democratization process in Myanmar will help elevate the quality of life of people towards greater prosperity and stability.

At the meeting, PM Yingluck has expressed her appreciation to Japan for its role in the development of the Mekong Sub-region while reckoning further collaboration between Thailand and Japan as strategic partners in various infrastructural development projects in the near future.