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Myanmar seeks to allay Beijing

world Updated: Oct 11, 2011 00:53 IST
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Myanmar's foreign minister held talks on Monday with Chinese leaders to try to ease Beijing's concerns over the halting of a $3.6 billion Chinese-backed mega dam project, state media and an official said.

Myanmar last month ordered work on the Myitsone Dam on the Irrawaddy River to stop -- triggering a rare public rebuke from China, its second-largest trading partner and biggest foreign investor.

Wunna Maung Lwin told Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping in Beijing that Myanmar "cherishes friendly relations with China" and attaches "great importance" to its concerns over the hydropower project, state media said.