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Myanmar leader embarks on trip to London and Paris

Published on Jul 14, 2013 12:57 PM

YANGON (AFP) - President Thein Sein left Myanmar on Sunday for a visit to Britain and France, an official said, as the former junta general looks to build on support for his much-lauded reforms.

"The president left Yangon this morning to visit Britain and France," a government official told AFP without giving further details of the visit, Mr Thein Sein's second trip to Europe in months.

Another official earlier said the trip would be from July 14 to 18.

Mr Thein Sein visited several European countries in March - although not Britain or France - to bolster relations.

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