The commander-in-chief of Thailand's army says he and Burma's military government have agreed to strengthen bilateral cooperation to address problems on their common border.
The Thai News Agency quotes General Sonthi Boonyaratkalin as saying he reached the agreement following meetings with top Burmese officials during his three-day visit to the country.
The report says the agreement includes joint efforts to crack down on drug trafficking and other cross-border offenses. A local-level joint border committee will coordinate the tasks. The sides also agreed to hold more joint military talks.
On Monday, General Sonthi met with Burma's senior ruling general, Than Shwe, who holds the title of chairman of the State Peace and Development Council.
The trip is General Sonthi's first official visit to Burma since becoming Thailand's army chief.