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Thein Sein meets Chinese head


President Thein Sein met with President Xi Jingping in the Sanya, a Chinese resort, on Friday to discuss bilateral relations between the two countries.

China's President Xi Jinping (R) walks with Myanmar's President Thein Sein (C) during a welcoming ceremony in Sanya on the southern Chinese resort island of Hainan on Friday, April 5, 2013. State and government leaders from Asia and other regions have been invited to attend three days of economic meetings for the annual Boao Forum for Asia. (Photo: AFP)
China's President Xi Jinping (R) walks with Myanmar's President Thein Sein (C) during a welcoming ceremony in Sanya on the southern Chinese resort island of Hainan on Friday, April 5, 2013. State and government leaders from Asia and other regions have been invited to attend three days of economic meetings for the annual Boao Forum for Asia. (Photo: AFP)
"The two sides had an in-depth exchange of views and reached broad consensus on relations between the two countries as well as regional and international issues of common interest," said a joint press communique after their talks, according to Xinhua.

The presidents agreed to enhance mutual trust and boost "all round" co-operation. Xi Jingping also promised to visit Myanmar a mutually convenient time in the near future, said the report.

Thein Sein is currently on a three-day visit to China where he will attend the Boao Forum on Asia in Hainan Province, a summit which focusses on regional development.

It is the president's third trip to China since he assumed the presidency in March 2011.

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