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China's Xi holds talks with Myanmar president

Published on Jun 27, 2014 7:58 PM
 
Myanmar President U Thein Sein (left) and Chinese President Xi Jinping (right) applaud as they attend a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on June 27, 2014. Mr Xi and Mr Thein Sein held talks on Friday, June 27, 2014 as the relationship between the Asian giant and the longtime international pariah adapts to dramatic political changes.

BEIJING (AFP) - Chinese President Xi Jinping and Myanmar's leader Thein Sein held talks on Friday as the relationship between the Asian giant and the longtime international pariah adapts to dramatic political changes.

The two shook hands outside the Great Hall of the People and inspected an honour guard as Mr Thein Sein - a former general - was given full military honours.

Mr Xi noted the four-day trip is Mr Thein Sein's fifth visit to China and third official journey.

"This fully demonstrates the importance you place on developing China-Myanmar relations,"Mr Xi said.

 
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