Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha (R) and his Malaysian counterpart Mahathir Mohamad (Source: VNA)
 
Bangkok (VNA) – Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha and his Malaysian counterpart Mahathir Mohamad discussed security cooperation during talks in Thailand on October 24, especially in dealing with the insurgency in the south of Thailand that has killed more than 7,000 in the last two decades.

Speaking to media following the talks, Mohamad pledged to do what he could to bring peace to neighbouring Thailand's insurgency-plagued south, saying that it is not just the case of talking or drawing up treaties, but true cooperation between the two neighbours.

Chan-ocha said both sides better understand each other’s concerns, and affirmed that peace talks between Bangkok and separatists in the south will continue with the support of Malaysia.

He said both sides will expand collaboration in border security, economic development, anti-terrorism and prevention of extremism and trans-national crimes.

The Malaysian PM is on a two-day visit to Thailand from October 24, aiming to create a driving force for peace dialogue in southern Thailand.

The Malaysian government recently appointed former Inspector General of Police Abdul Rahim Mohd Noor as facilitator for the peace talks.-VNA