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Thailand and Myanmar agree to push long-delayed boundary demarcation

Jul 01. 2016
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MYANMAR and Thailand have agreed to resume long delayed land boundary demarcation between the two countries, the Myanmar Foreign Ministry has said.
The issue was discussed late last week when State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, who is also the foreign ministry, visited Thailand.
To the resumption of the process for demarcation, Myanmar will host a joint boundary committee to move forward the task but no date has been set yet for the meeting, according to a Ministry statement. 
The two countries set up the Thailand-Myanmar Joint Boundary Committee (JBC) in 1993 to take care of boundary demarcation but there are many unsettled issues on the |border. 
Of the 2,401 kilometre boundary between the two countries, only about 60km have been demarcated, while the remaining large portions have yet to be cleared.
The JBC rarely made any progress on its work due to domestic political difficulties on both sides. 

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