Sat, 29 Mar 2003

FM to visit Myanmar, Thailand

JAKARTA: Foreign minister Hassan Wirayuda is slated to visit Myanmar and Thailand between April 1 and April 5 to discuss several bilateral issues with the two fellow ASEAN members.

Foreign Ministry director for East Asia and Pacific Primo Alui Joelianto said on Friday that during the Thai leg of the trip Hassan would discuss efforts to strengthen economic ties and other issues such as the exclusive economic zone.

Hassan will begin his trip in Myanmar, where he will stay until April 3.

The minister is slated to meet high-ranking officials of both countries.

"The discussion will focus more on economic ties with both countries and several pending issues ...," Primo said.--JP