Thailand's Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has returned from a visit to Burma, saying the two countries have reached a new understanding on suppressing the cross-border drug trade.
Mr. Thaksin met Burma's senior military official, General Than Shwe, during his trip. He said Thailand has sent the Burmese government satellite photographs of alleged drug factories operating along the Thai border in Burma.
The Thai leader also said the two governments discussed the possibility of a rail connection between Burma and western Thailand. That proposal would involve rebuilding the so-called death railway that cost the lives of tens of thousands of allied prisoners of war and Asian slave laborers during the Japanese occupation in World War Two.
Mr. Thaksin was in Burma Sunday and Monday.
Information for this report is provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.