BANGKOK, Jan. 25 (Xinhua) -- Lao Defense Minister Lt. Gen. Chansmone Chanyalat met with his Thai counterpart Prawit Wongsuwan for bilateral talk in the Thai capital Bangkok on Wednesday.
The Laotian defense minister, who is on an official visit to Bangkok, discussed with his Thai counterpart topics of common interests, including joint border security measures, illegal Lao migrants in Thailand and cross-border drug trafficking, said Thai Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Khongcheep Tantravanich.
Both are scheduled to co-chair a second meeting of the General Border Cooperation Committee on Thursday, the spokesman said.
Prawit assured that Thailand will continue to support measures to promote the well-being of both Thai and Laotian villagers along the shared border.
Lt. Gen. Chansmone expressed his condolences for the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej last October and concerns over the recent disastrous flooding in southern Thailand.