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Myanmar President Thein Sein will make a five-day visit to Japan beginning this weekend to attend a multilateral meeting and hold bilateral talks with Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda, a Foreign Ministry official said Wednesday.

As part of efforts to help support Myanmar’s transition to democratic governance, Noda is likely to announce during their talks Saturday the restart of full-fledged financial assistance to the long-isolated country, government sources said.

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