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06 October 2011 :: 10:10:24 am 58863

Thai PM meets Myanmar president

YANGON, October 5, 2011 - Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra met Myanmar's president on Wednesday during her first visit to the military-dominated country since she took office in August.
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Yingluck was received by Thein Sein at his official residence in the capital Naypyidaw, according to a Myanmar government official who did not want to be named. It was unclear what was discussed.

She was not expected to meet pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi during her one-day visit, a second official said.

While Western nations have imposed sanctions on resource-rich Myanmar because of its poor human rights record, Asian neighbours such as Thailand, China and India have forged close economic ties, particularly in oil and gas.

In March, Myanmar’s regime handed power to a new government whose ranks are filled with former generals, including Thein Sein, previously the junta prime minister.

Thein Sein has recently shown signs of reaching out to opponents including Suu Kyi, whom he met in August for the first time.

The Nobel Peace Prize winner was released from house arrest last November, shortly after an election marred by complaints of cheating and intimidation.

Reporter : AFP   Photo : Internet   Category : Politics News

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