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NEWS - Thailand, Canada Vow to Coop
- Subject: NEWS - Thailand, Canada Vow to Coop
- From: Rangoonp@xxxxxxx
- Date: Thu, 29 Jul 1999 11:51:00
Subject: NEWS - Thailand, Canada Vow to Cooperate in Drug Fight
Thailand, Canada Vow to Cooperate in Drug Fight
BANGKOK (July 29) XINHUA - Canada will support Thailand
and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in
creating a drug free zone in the region, Canadian Foreign
Minister Lloyd Axworthy said here Thursday.
At a press conference held in the Thai Foreign Ministry,
Axworthy said Canada is engaging itself in bilateral and
multi-lateral programs with Thailand and ASEAN on drug
eradication, drug substitutes and other issues.
Both sides will also focus their cooperation on
drug trafficking and drug production on the Thai-Myanmar
Axworthy said that his country will also back Thailand's
efforts to remove landmines along the Thai-Cambodian
border, mj adding that Canada will send a team of experts
Human resource programming on immigration, education
and training is also on the agenda of the talks between
Axworthy and his Thai counterpart Surin Pitsuwan before
The Canadian foreign minister also met with Thai Prime
Minister Chuan Leekpai Thursday and discussed economic
issues of common concern.
The Canadian minister, who came to Thailand after the
ASEAN meeting with dialogue partners in Singapore, will
leave the country Friday.