apan PM holds talks with Myanmar's Thein Sein

Sunday, 26 May 2013 - 19:52


Japan's premier Shinzo Abe met Myanmar's President Thein Sein today for talks at which he is expected to unveil huge aid and investment deals as he promotes trade with the fast-changing nation.


Abe, who has pledged "all possible assistance" to kick-start Myanmar's long-neglected economy.


The meeting with Thein Sein, a former general turned reformer, heralds a significant uptick in already warm relations between Japan and Myanmar as reforms and the removal of most Western sanctions spur investment in the Southeast Asian country.

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