President U Win Myint was welcomed to Thailand with a formal ceremony hosted by Thai Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha (Retd) at the Government House yesterday.
The President and First Lady were cordially greeted by Prime Minister Gen Prayut (Retd) and his wife upon arrival.
The President and the Prime Minister then received the salute of the Guard of Honor and inspected them.
The President was then introduced to the guests by the Prime Minister after which the President introduced his entourage to the Prime Minister.
The President and First Lady, and the Prime Minister and his wife then took a documentary photo together.
The President then signed the guest book at the Government House and took another documentary photo with the Prime Minister and his wife.
Afterwards, the President and the Prime Minister met in the guest hall of the Government House.
The President and Prime Minister then attended the Myanmar-Thai bilateral discussion held in the Pakdi-bodin Hall.
Together with the President at the meeting were Union Minister U Kyaw Tin, Deputy Minister U Aung Htoo, Ambassador U Myo Myint Than and other officials.
During the meeting they discussed promoting bilateral relations, ensuring that Myanmar workers in Thailand receive legal work permits along with their rights and security, collaborating on developing their border areas and upgrading the border gates, constructive assistance from Thailand to Rakhine issue, cooperating on repatriation of displaced people in Thailand back to Myanmar, promoting bilateral trade and investments, and plans for celebrating the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Myanmar and Thailand.
The President and Prime Minister then held a press conference.
Next, the President and First Lady observed the exhibits at the Government House displaying traditional Thai cuisine, garments, and traditional handicrafts.
In the evening, the President and First Lady attended the banquet dinner hosted by the Prime Minister and his wife.