|Sri Lanka – Thailand focus on enhancing defence and security ties|
|Saturday, 01 June 2013|
Enhancing defence and security relations between Sri Lanka and Thailand was emphasised when Prime Minister of Thailand Yingluck Shinawatra called on President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo this morning.
"Sharing our experience and expertise in these fields will no doubt contribute to eradicate terrorism and other security threats in the region," President Rajapaksa said emphasising the close co-operation between the two countries in security related information and intelligence sharing.
As maritime nations, we should work towards strengthening our maritime security capabilities, President Rajapaksa said while Prime Minister Shinawatra agreed by saying maritime cooperation between nations is necessary to maintain the peace and security in the region.
Thailand will have better connectivity with Myanmar leading to a corridor for better association for ASEAN and India which can benefit Sri Lanka too, the Prime Minister added.
President said Sri Lanka much appreciate the Thailand government's firm support for us, at both the 19th and 22nd Sessions of the UN Human Rights Council.
In the context of the complex issues Sri Lanka had to deal with, we should be entitled to have time and space to proceed with a dedicated process of national reconciliation. We also seek the assistance and understanding of Thailand in mitigating undue pressure directed at Sri Lanka in both international and regional fora, the President added.
Media Release issued by the Presidential Secretariat.
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