Thursday, July 30, 2015

GRAND PALACE. This landmark in Bangkok is one of the most visited by foreign
and local tourists alike.

BANGKOK, THAILAND. In their continued efforts to boost tourism, trade and amiable ties between the two countries, Thailand and Myanmar have signed an agreement allowing their citizens visa-free entry using ordinary passports, authorities announced on Tuesday, June 28.

Foreign Minister Tanasak Patimapragorn told Bangkok Post the agreement reflects the concrete cooperation between two countries and it will promote tourism, trade and other economic cooperation.  

The agreement was signed during the Thai-Myanmar Joint Commission Meeting in Shangri-La Hotel Chiang Mai by Thailand Foreign Minister Tanasak Patimapragorn and Myanmar Foreign Minister Wunna Maung Lwin. 

Starting August 11, Thailand and Myanmar citizens will be granted permission to enter both countries up to 14 days without a visa using ordinary passports.

Also in the said meeting, Thailand and Myanmar sealed a deal to increase trade to US$12 billion and build up border trade activities

Last month, Thailand and Cambodia also forged 'Two Kingdoms, One Destination' tourism campaign promoting two tourist routes from Thailand to Cambodia and vice versa that intends to boost foreign and inter-ASEAN tourist arrivals for both countries.

The said campaign allows visitors to enter both Thailand and Cambodia using a single visa.


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