By PNA and U.S. News Agency / Asian
Thai Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul on behalf of the Thai government, presented financial assistance of Bt2 million to the Myanmar government to Tin Win, Myanmar ambassador to Thailand, to help relieve the effects of last month’s flood.
Torrential rain in Myanmar caused flooding, forcing thousands of people to flee their homes and hundreds of thousands of acres of paddy fields were under flood water.
Mr. Surapong told the Myanmar ambassador that Thailand is Myanmar’s neighbour, sharing a common border, and that the financial assistance has underscored the close and cordial ties between the two countries.
Mr. Tin Win said that the Myanmar government would consider allocating the financial assistance provided by the Thai government to the flood victims.
He expressed sympathy for the Thai residents who were affected by the flood in Sukhothai.
Mr. Surapong also said that on the sidelines of the annual United Nations General Assembly in New York later this month, Ms. Yingluck and Myanmar President Thein Sein would hold bilateral talks on the progress of the Dawei deep sea port project.
Ms. Yingluck and Thein Sein were scheduled to attend the UN General Assembly later this month and Ms. Yingluck would deliver a speech at the United Nations headquarters on September 27.
The date for additional talks over the development of the project will be set after the two sides have concluded and the Thai premier will lead her delegation to follow up the project during the upcoming visit.
Ms. Yingluck has earlier scheduled to visit Myanmar September 19-21.