President Bush met with Thailand's Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra in Washington Monday. They discussed trade and other subjects, including cooperation in fighting the bird flu virus.
Both men called the visit a good one. President Bush called Prime Minister Thaksin a man who believes in markets and free enterprise.
The president thanked Thailand for sending relief supplies to the victims of Hurricane Katrina, which ravaged areas of the U.S. Gulf coast early this month.
The two leaders also expressed concern over current trends in Burma, and stressed the need for democracy and national reconciliation in that country.
They repeated calls for the release of Aung San Suu Kyi and other political activists who have been jailed by Burma's military government.