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President U Thein Sein warmly welcomes Thai Prime Minister

President U Thein Sein gives red carpet treatment to Thai Prime Minister Mr Prayuth Chan-o-cha at welcoming ceremony in Nay Pyi Taw.
President U Thein Sein gives red carpet treatment to Thai Prime Minister Mr Prayuth Chan-o-cha at welcoming ceremony in Nay Pyi Taw.

Nay Pyi Taw, 9 Oct —President U Thein Sein greeted Thai Prime Minister Mr Prayuth Chan-o-cha at a ceremony held in honour of the visiting prime minister at the Presidential Palace in Nay Pyi Taw on Thursday.
President U Thein Sein and the visiting Thai prime minister received the salute of the guards of honour.
Then, the Thai prime minister greeted warmly the scouts from Basic Education High School No. 5 Nay Pyi Taw who were welcoming him by waving the flags of the two countries.
After the ceremony, the Thai prime minister introduced his entourage to President U Thein Sein who later introduced Union Ministers Lt-Gen Thet Naing Win, U Wunna Maung Lwin, U Thein Nyunt, U Nyan Tun Aung, Dr Kan Zaw and U Aye Myint and Ambassador U Win Maung to the Thai prime minister.
Afterwards, President U Thein Sein and the Thai prime minister met at the Credential Hall and discussed matters related to promotion of relations and trade between the two countries, development of Dawei special economic zone, construction of communication links among Myanmar, India and Thailand, protection of rights of Myanmar migrant workers, affairs of illegal Myanmar migrant workers in Thailand and human resources development in energy, education, health and agriculture sectors.
Then, President U Thein Sein and the Thai prime minister witnessed the signing of the MoUs on establishment of sister cities between Kyaing Tong of Myanmar and Province of Chiang Mai of Thailand, between Myeik of Myanmar and Province of Prachuap Kirikhan of Thailand and between Kawthoung of Myanmar and Province of Ranong of Thailand.
Then, the Thai prime minister donated Baht 3 million for construction of a basic education high school in Thapyay Hla village, Pyinmana, and a bold donation unit vehicle for the Blood Bank in Yangon.
In the evening, President U Thein Sein hosted the dinner in honour of the visiting Thai prime minister.
Before and during the dinner, artistes of Fine Arts Department entertained the president and the prime minister with music and dances.
Then, the president and the prime minister presented baskets of flowers to the artistes and posed for a documentary photo with them.
Also present at the dinner were Vice Presidents Dr Sai Mauk Kham and U Nyan Tun, union ministers, deputy ministers and officials.
Myanmar and Thailand established diplomatic relations in 1948 and trade volume between the two countries rose to US$ 1.7 billion from April to June 2014, an 8.73 percent increase of the same period of last year. Businessmen from Thailand have been permitted to invest in 74 businesses in ten sectors totalling US$ 10.1 billion. Thailand is also the second biggest foreign investor in Myanmar.
The Thai Prime Minister and wife arrived at Nay Pyi Taw in the afternoon. They were welcomed by Union Ministers U Wunna Maung Lwin and U Aye Myint and officials.

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