|Myanmar-Thailand visa-free agreement confirmed|
EFFECTIVE from August 11, citizens of both Myanmar and Thailand with ordinary passports will make visa-free visit of up to 14 days, according to the official agreement signed on July 28.
The agreement was signed by U Wunna Maung Lwin, foreign minister of Myanmar and Mr Tanasak Patimapragorn, foreign minister of Thailand during the joint commission meeting held in Chiang Mai yesterday.
Thailand cabinet approved the agreement on June 21 for signing on 28 especially for booming tourism, trade and other ties between the two nations.
According to the agreement, Thai and Myanmar citizens with ordinary passports to enter and exit through international airports and stay for up to 14 days. Border crossings are not included under the agreement.
The agreement reflects concrete cooperation between two countries and the agreement will promote tourism, trade and other economic cooperation.
Myanmar has already signed visa exemption agreements with Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Indonesia, Brunei and the Philippines and remaining immigration concern for the agreement with Singapore and Malaysia.