Myanmar, Thailand Sign MoU to Boost Cross-border Trade
Myawaddy-Mae Sot border crossing. Photo: Go-Myanmar via Wikimedia, shared under CC BY-SA 3.0
The Governments of Thailand and Myanmar signed a Memorandum of Understanding to improve immigration checkpoint and logistics clearances for cross-border trade in the Mae Sot (Thailand) and Myawaddy (Myanmar) checkpoint. Thailand and Myanmar officially opened the second Thailand-Myanmar Friendship Bridge to traffic on 30 October 2019.
The Maesot-Myawaddy checkpoint is one of the four international border checkpoints identified in the Myanmar-Thailand Agreement on Border Crossing. The three other checkpoints are Tachikeik (Myanmar)-Maesai (Thailand); Kawthaung (Myanmar)-Ranong (Thailand); Htee Kee (Myanmar)-Phunaron (Thailand).