Relations have been worse than they are at present between Myanmar and Thailand, or to be more accurate between Siam and Burma.
Wars were certainly worse than the current state of diplomacy, and exchanging tourists is certainly better than sacking cities. But the claim last week by Myanmar's military chief that Thai-Myanmar relations are their most cordial in history is misleading at best.
Min Aung Hlaing was in Thailand on a strictly military mission, which is significant as an isolated fact. From 1962 until last year, the visit of a top Myanmar general was a political event.
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