US to invite Myanmar to Cobra Gold
- Published: 19 Oct 2012 at 14.48
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The United States plans to invite Myanmar to the Cobra Gold military exercise next year, the host country Thailand said on Friday, reflecting a dramatic easing of tensions between the former foes.
The move would see Myanmar's military take part in the annual Cobra Gold drills as an observer.
"Myanmar is on the list of observers but it's not finalised yet,'' Defence Ministry spokesman Col Thanathip Sawangsang said on Friday. The participants would discuss the idea at a meeting later this month.
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