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Top Burmese Junta Leader Arrives in Bangladesh for Talks


Burma's second ranking official has arrived in Bangladesh for talks that will focus on border issues and a possible land leasing deal for Bangladeshi farmers.

Vice Senior General Maung Aye brought an entourage of 55 officials with him, including seven ministers, for the three-day visit.

During meetings with Bangladeshi officials the delegation will discuss sea border issues, cross-border road projects and a plan to lease border land to farmers in Bangladesh for cultivation.

The establishment of a cross-border road is expected to top the agenda. The road is part of a plan to create an overland link between Bangladesh and China.

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