Obama To Visit Burma, Thailand, Cambodia


(RFE/RL) — U.S. President Barack Obama’s first foreign visits since being re-elected will be to Burma (aka Myanmar), Thailand, and Cambodia.

The White House announced the visits on November 8, saying Obama would travel to Burma on November 17 to meet with President Thein Sein and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi in a sign of support for democratic reforms in the country.

Obama will then go to Thailand and Cambodia where a summit between the United States and the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) is due to be held.

Reports said Obama would be the first U.S. president to visit Burma and Cambodia.


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