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China's military chief meets Myanmar junta leader

Gen Liang Guanglie, chief of the general staff of China's army, has met the leader of ruling junta during a goodwill visit to the country.
None | By Associated Press, Yangon
PUBLISHED ON OCT 23, 2006 01:44 PM IST

Gen Liang Guanglie, chief of the general staff of China's army, has met with the leader of Myanmar's ruling junta during a goodwill visit to the country, state-run media said on Monday.

The meeting between Liang and Gen Than Shwe, who also heads the military, took place on Sunday in the new administrative capital of Naypyidaw, the New Light of Myanmar newspaper reported.

No details of the talks were given. Myanmar is the third leg of Liang's four-nation tour, which also includes Cambodia, Laos and Thailand.

China is Myanmar's most important ally, providing economic, military and other assistance, while Western nations shun the military-ruled country because of its poor human rights record and failure to restore democracy.

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