Thai PM ends Myanmar visit
www.chinaview.cn 2008-05-14 22:30:43   Print

    YANGON, May 14 (Xinhua) -- Thai Prime Minister Samak Sundaravejended his one-day visit to Myanmar's biggest city of Yangon Wednesday afternoon after looking into some cyclone-hit suburban areas of the city, the state radio reported in a night broadcast.

    During the visit, Samak met with his Myanmar counterpart General Thein Sein, extending Thailand's consolation and sympathy to Myanmar's cyclone victims and expressed wishes to continue rendering assistance to the country's relief and resettlement endeavors in the aftermath.

    Thein Sein also thanked Samak for seven successive Thai flights carrying aid supplies for Myanmar.

    The Thai prime minister donated 500,000 U.S. dollars on behalf of his government and people, presenting 50 satellite phones to the Myanmar side as well as phone cards worth of 2 million bahts, the report said, adding that a Thai Buddhist organization also donated 92,728 U.S. dollars for Myanmar victims.

    Samak was the first foreign leader who visited Myanmar after the deadly cyclone disaster which claimed a large number of human lives and infrastructural damage.

    Thailand was the first country that airlifted the earliest aid supplies to Yangon on May 6, the third day after the disaster.

    According to an official updated death toll on Wednesday evening, a total of 38,491 people have lost their lives in the cyclone storm, with altogether 27,838 people still missing and 1,403 injured.     

Editor: Mu Xuequan
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