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Myanmar president heads to EU talks

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Myanmar leader Thein Sein was on Monday set to embark on his first visit to Europe as president which will include high level EU talks, officials said, as the fast-reforming country deepens ties with the West. 

Myanmar President Thein Sein is pictured during a meeting in in Yangon on January 20, 2013. He was set to embark on his first visit to Europe as president Monday, government officials said, as the country looks to deepen ties with the West while emerging from junta rule.

Thein Sein was scheduled to leave Rangoon on Monday evening and would fly to Norway, followed by Finland, Austria, Belgium and Italy, officials said.

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