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In this photo provided by the Myanmar's Foreign Ministry, Myanmar State Administration Council Chairman Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, center, shakes hands with Cambodian Foreign Minister and ASEAN Special Envoy to Myanmar Prak Sokhonn, left, and Myanmar Foreign Minister Wunna Maung Lwin, right, during a meeting in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, Thursday, June 30, 2022. (Myanmar's Foreign Ministry via AP)
This photo was provided by Min Aung Hlaing, Chairman of the Myanmar National Administrative Council, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Myanmar. is. The center shook hands with Cambodia's Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn (left) and Myanmar's Foreign Minister Wunna Maung Lwin (right) at a meeting held in Naipitau, Myanmar on Thursday, June 30, 2022. I am exchanging. AP)Related Press

Bangkok (AP) —China's top diplomats on Saturday have been since the troops were seized. I arrived when I first visited Myanmar. The authority to attend a regional meeting last year, which the government said was its legitimacy and that opponents protested as a breach of peace efforts.

China's Foreign Minister Wang Lee attends a meeting of the Lankan Mekong Cooperation Group in the central city of Bagan, the world of UNESCO, in Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. Join the counterpart. heritage.

Grouping is a China-led initiative of the Mekong Delta, a potential source of regional tensions due to an increase in the number of hydropower projects that are turning the tide and raising concerns about ecosystem damage. Countries are included. China has built 10 dams along the top of Mekong. This is the part called Langkan.

Military administration spokesman Saumintung said at a press conference in the capital Naipitau on Friday that the foreign minister's attendance at the meeting was Myanmar's sovereignty and the approval of its government.

He said the minister would sign a memorandum of understanding and contract. He didn't elaborate.

It is unclear whether the King will meet Senior General Min Aung Flein, the head of the military administration.

On February 1, 2021, Myanmar's army seized power from the elected Aung San Sukhi government. It soon encountered non-violent national demonstrations and caused armed resistance, which some UN experts now consider to be a civil war.

According to a detailed list compiled by the Political Prisoner Support Association, crackdowns on resistance movements have killed 2,053 civilians.

The King finally visited Myanmar to meet Sukhi just three weeks before the troops expelled her.

China is Myanmar's largest trading partner and old ally. Beijing, like Russia, is a major arms supplier, investing billions of dollars in Myanmar's mines, oil and gas pipelines and other infrastructure.

Many in Myanmar suspect that China supports military takeovers. Beijing refused to condemn the seizure of military power. China states that it follows a policy of not interfering with the problems of other countries.

Myanmar's shadow government foreign minister, who opposes the ruling military council, protested the Bagan Conference, and such efforts in cooperation with the Myanmar army violated people's will and built a community. He said it would hurt.

According to the statement, holding a foreign ministers' meeting in Myanmar directly opposes the peace plan by the Association of Southeast Asian Countries.

Myanmar is a member of ASEAN, but does little to carry out the plan. Due to the obstruction, fellow ASEAN members prevented government leaders from attending major ASEAN conferences.

Since the military seized power, China's envoy Sun Guoxiang has visited Myanmar twice, and Wang has met with Myanmar's counterpart Wunna Maung Lwin twice in China.

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