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Myanmar talks Belt and Road with China, restarts regional meetings

Conflict between military, armed resistance poses hurdle to Chinese investment plans

China and Myanmar discussed infrastructure development in a bilateral meeting Sunday. (Photo courtesy of the press office of Myanmar's armed forces)

BANGKOK/YANGON -- Foreign ministers from China and five Mekong Delta countries discussed economic cooperation Monday in the Myanmar tourist destination of Bagan, in the first multinational ministerial meeting held in the country since last year's military takeover.

The meeting under the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation framework was attended by Cambodian Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn, who also serves as the Association of Southeast Asian Nations' special envoy to Naypyitaw. His counterparts from Thailand, Laos and Vietnam participated as well.

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