Thai PM departs for Myanmar in first overseas foray

October 9, 2014 10:23 AM

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BANGKOK (AFP) - Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha departed for Myanmar Thursday in his first overseas foray since grabbing power in a coup, as he seeks to redouble economic ties with the kingdom's emerging neighbour.

The Thai junta ruler, who retired as army chief last month, is set for talks with fellow former general President Thein Sein, who swapped his uniform three years ago for civilian clothes as Myanmar edged away from full military rule.

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