China to fund Myanmar projects in agreement with junta

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China will transfer more than US$6 million to Myanmar\u0027s government to fund 21 development projects, Myanmar\u0027s foreign ministry said, in a sign of cooperation resuming under the junta that overthrew an elected government on Feb 1. Unlike Western countries that have condemned the junta for cutting short

China will transfer more than US$6 million to Myanmar's government to fund 21 development projects, Myanmar's foreign ministry said, in a sign of cooperation resuming under the junta that overthrew an elected government on Feb 1.

A foreign ministry statement said the funds were to be transferred from China for projects within the Mekong-Lancang Cooperation framework. It said those included animal vaccines, culture, agriculture, science, tourism and disaster prevention. Opponents of Myanmar's junta have accused China of supporting the military takeover, in which elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi was ousted and detained.Beijing has rejected such accusations and said it backs regional diplomacy on the crisis.

 

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