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Thai Political Conflicts

Neighbour worries about impact on tourism, cooperation

Myanmar has expressed concern that prolonged political chaos in Thailand could have a negative impact on tourism in its country.

Thai ambassador to Myanmar Pisanu Suvanachata said the Myanmar government, which is the current chair of Asean, has called for an end to the political conflict in Thailand.

It was hoped that bilateral cooperation projects would not be halted despite the slowdown of some programmes, including training for Myanmar people in the Thai kingdom.

Thailand has served as a springboard for travellers to neighbouring countries including Myanmar.

The number of Thai tourists to the country has not dropped, he said.

The Thai envoy to Myanmar also said that unlike other countries, Thailand's western neighbour has not yet issued any travel warning for Thailand, as it was confident that the current political turmoil in Thailand would end soon.

He said Thailand and Myanmar have attracted different groups of investors and that foreign investors in Thailand should not relocate to the neighbouring country, which concentrates on labourintensive industries.


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