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Myanmar President Thein Sein cancels official visit to Thailand

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BANGKOK, 2 June 2012 (NNT) – The President of Myanmar has cancelled his first official visit Thailand next week, according to a deputy prime minister.

A local newspaper has cited a statement by Deputy Prime Minister Yuthasak Sasiprapa in reporting that President Thein Sein of Myanmar will not be in the country during June 4th and 5th, as originally planned.

Deputy Prime Minister Yuthasak has not elaborated on the reason behind the cancellation of the Myanmar President’s first trip to Thailand since he took office on March 30th, 2011.

President Thein Sein was initially scheduled to hold talks with Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on various bilateral issues and topics of mutual interest, such as the physical connection of the two neighbors, the development of a deep-sea port and the Dawei Industrial Estate.

The Myanmar President was also expected to visit the Laem Chabang Industrial Estate and the Laem Chabang Port as well as a number of agro-industrial plants in the country.

Read more: NNT


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