Thailand and neighboring Burma are exchanging high-level military visits, in their continuing effort to improve relations.
Burma's armed forces chief of staff, General Thura Shwe Mann, met officials in Bangkok this week. Thai Army Chief General Chaisit Shinawatra will go to Rangoon next week.
In Bangkok, Prime Minister Thanksin Shinawatra told the visiting Burmese military official the Thai government does not lend support to ethnic minority rebels along the border. Mr. Thaksin's government has tried to facilitate a resolution of the decades-long war between those ethnic Karen rebels and the military government in Rangoon.
A Thai Foreign Ministry spokesman told VOA's Burmese Service Thursday that Bangkok is continuing to push for national reconciliation in Burma that would include all ethnic minorities as well as all political parties.