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Thailand, Malaysia Affirm Commitment to Border Development

Thailand and Malaysia affirmed their commitment to promoting cooperation in border regions

Thailand and Malaysia affirmed their commitment to promoting cooperation in border regions and economic development in the Deep South.

Government spokesman Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana said Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob thanked Thailand for a warm welcome on his first official visit. He expressed hope that relations and cooperation between the two sides would further advance into the future.

With regards to border cooperation, both parties agreed to expedite pending infrastructure and connectivity projects along the borders, and promote cross-border travel.

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha affirmed the Thai people’s eagerness to welcome Malaysian travelers to Thailand under safe public health measures. He hoped that cross-border mobility of Thai and Malaysian people could be promoted through two-way quarantine-free travels between the two countries for fully vaccinated travelers.

The Malaysian PM agreed upon further discussion on the opening of border checkpoints to facilitate continuous transportation flow of goods and promote border trade and transit trade. He also agreed to consider two-way quarantine-free travels between the two countries.