Bangkok​ (VNA) – Thailand and Myanmar have agreed to bolster their military ties through sharing military intelligence and collaborating on border issues.

The agreement was reached during the ongoing visit to Thailand by Commander-in-Chief of the Myanmar Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing.

The two sides also discussed about a joint training exercise, Supreme Commander of the Thai Defence Forces Sommai Kaotira told the press after talks on May 25.

Senior General Hlaing is on a three-day visit to Thailand at the invitation of Supreme Commander Kaotira, following a two-day trip by Thai Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai to Nay Pyi Taw as a special envoy of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to strengthen bilateral ties and foster cooperation with Myanmar.

Thailand is among key trade partners of Myanmar with the two-day trade reaching approximately 4.5 billion USD in the 2015-2016 period.

Thailand is also the third largest investor in Myanmar, after China and Singapore. The country poured about 10.5 billion USD into Myanmar as of March 2016, representing 16.48 percent of the total foreign investment in Myanmar.-VNA