Thailand-Myanmar discuss labour management

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NAYPYIDAW – The Ministers of Thailand and Myanmar have held talks on mutual efforts of labour management, with Myanmar praising Thailand for good regulation of Myanmar workers in Thailand.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs Don Pramudwinai have held talk with Myanmar’s Minister of Labor, Employment and Social Security Aung San Suu Kyi during his official visit to Myanmar to represent the Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha.

In the discussion, the Thai Foreign Minister has said in a press conference that Thailand currently has 1.59 million registered Myanmar workers in the country with several more in the process of registering.

He said he believes Myanmar workers in Thailand are happy with their wellbeing as Thailand provides the rights to education and healthcare for Myanmar workers and their dependents at the equal level as Thai citizens. Thailand is also equally happy with the work of Myanmar workers, which signals good developmental benefits to both countries.

The Myanmar Minister of Labour has said Myanmar is willing to take responsibility for Myanmar workers in Thailand and not leave them as a burden to Thai authorities. She has also praised Thailand’s law developments that provide continued support to workers from neighbouring countries.

She has said Myanmar and Thailand are now willing to work together to solve persisting or potential issues together without conflict or hostile feelings towards one another. She also emphasized Myanmar’s focus on ASEAN, and the hope that the ASEAN Community will bring happiness to its member states.