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Sri Lanka, Thailand to enhance maritime security

English.news.cn   2013-05-31 20:56:48            
 Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapaksa (R) meets with visiting Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra in Colombo, capital of Sri Lanka, on May 31, 2013. Sri Lanka and Thailand on Friday decided to enhance maritime security during their meeting. (Xinhua)

COLOMBO, May 31 (Xinhua) -- Sri Lanka and Thailand on Friday decided to enhance maritime security during a meeting between President Mahinda Rajapaksa and visiting Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

Rajapaksa said that sharing experiences and expertise will contribute to eradicating terrorism and other security threats in the region, the President's Office said.

He pointed out that despite the end of the war in Sri Lanka in 2009, supporters of the Tamil Tigers are continuing their fight to divide Sri Lanka from foreign shores.

"We must cooperate more closely in security-related information and intelligence sharing," Rajapaksa said.

Rajapaksa also expressed gratitude to Thailand for its "firm support" to Sri Lanka at the 19th and 22nd UN Human Rights Council meetings, adding that Sri Lanka "should be entitled to have time and space to proceed with a delicate process of national reconciliation."

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Editor: Deng Shasha
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