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Myanmar VP to China on dam dispute
Myanmar's vice-president, Tin Aung Myint Oo, will visit China this month to discuss the suspension of a controversial dam built and financed by Chinese firms, a senior Myanmar official said on Friday.
"The visit is expected to take place in the middle of this month after President Thein Sein returns home from India on October 15," the government official said, asking not to be identified since he was not authorized to talk to the media.
President Thein Sein is due to make his first state visit to India from October 12 to 15.
The official purpose of the vice-president's visit to China is to attend the opening of a China-Asean Exposition from Oct 21 to 26. "However, he will meet Chinese leaders on the sidelines of the Expo to explain the shelving of the Myitsone megadam," the government official said.
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