President Thein Sein became Myanmar's first head of state to visit Australia since 1974, winning aid and defence concessions as he reaps new fruits of his liberalisation policies.
Myanmar President Thein Sein and Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard at Parliament House in Canberra on March 18, 2013. Thein Sein's trip is the latest example of his new-found globetrotting diplomacy that has seen him address the UN General Assembly, meet a host of European Union leaders and be feted at a number of international summits.
As the once pariah country approaches the second anniversary of a quasi-civilian regime led by the ex-general taking power, Canberra said it was increasing its support to recognise the reforms.
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