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Thein Sein to visit China

Visiting Myanmar President Thein Sein (R) and his Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao (L) inspect a military honour guard during a welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on May 27, 2011. (AFP)Myanmar’s President Thein Sein will pay a visit to China on April 6-8 at the invitation of newly elected Chinese President Xi Jinping, according to the Chinese Embassy in Yangon, which said that both leaders are scheduled to attend the annual conference of the Boao Forum For Asia in Hainan Province.

The theme of this year’s forum is “Asia Seeking Development for All: Restructuring, Responsibility and Cooperation”, and a number of state leaders from Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas are expected to attend.

Myanmar’s MRTV and state-run New Light of Myanmar confirmed the trip, noting that this will be President Thein Sein’s third visit to China since he assumed the presidency in March 2011.

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