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Qin Gang Makes First Visit as Foreign Minister to Myanmar, Part of a Week-long Diplomatic Outreach With Border States

Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang met with Myanmar's military ruler Min Aung Hlaing in Naypyitaw, the capital city north of Yangon. MYANMAR MILITARY INFORMATION TEAM / AFP

The isolated military government in Myanmar got a big boost on Tuesday when Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang made his inaugural visit to the Southeast Asian country, marking the highest-level visit by a Chinese official since the junta overthrew the democratically-elected government in February 2021.

Qin met with his counterpart Foreign Minister Than Swe and later with military ruler Min Aung Hlaing and reportedly reassured both that China is committed to supporting Myanmar in the international community.

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