10/6/11 (AEIN) Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra visited Myanmar on Wednesday, meeting with President Thein Sein and other high-ranking officials. The two national leaders expressed willingness to expand cooperation in a range of fields.
During the afternoon meeting, issues such as trade, national borders, migrant workers, illegal drugs and road construction were discussed, according to the New Light of Myanmar newspaper. The two leaders and other officials attended a dinner on Wednesday night.
The Mass Communication Organization of Thailand reported on Thursday that President Thein Sein assured the Thai PM that the border crossing at the Moei River would reopen as soon as possible, after repairs to the Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge come to completion.
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra returned to Thailand on Wednesday night. She visited Myanmar as part of a sequence of visits to several neighboring countries, including Laos and Cambodia. The Prime Minister was elected earlier this year as Thailand's first female leader.