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Aust PM to raise human rights during Thein Sein visit: Carr

Aust PM to raise human rights during Thein Sein visit: Carr

Updated 18 March 2013, 16:14 AEST

Myanmar's President Thein Sein has begun a historic state visit to Australia.

It's the first such visit by a head of state from the southeast Asian nation in nearly 40 years.

The President is on a quest for deeper political engagement and to encourage foreign investment in his country and has made similar trips to Europe and New Zealand.

Australia's Foreign Minister Bob Carr says this visit is a significant marker in the opening up of Australia's relations with Myanmar.

Presenter: Fran Kelly

Speaker: Bob Carr, Australia's Foreign Minister

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