From The New York Times:
Obama to Visit Myanmar
By HELENE COOPER and THOMAS FULLER
WASHINGTON — President Obama will travel to Myanmar later this month, a senior administration official said Thursday, in what will be the first trip by an American president to the once isolated country as it moves toward democracy from military dictatorship.
The White House announced the trip on Thursday, and advance security teams have been preparing for weeks as part of Mr. Obama’s planned trip to Southeast Asia for a scheduled international economic summit meeting in Cambodia, where he would be the first American president to visit. The trip, to begin next week, is expected to include a stopover in Thailand.
As the first trip overseas for Mr. Obama since his re-election on Tuesday, the visit would carry symbolic importance in Asia, where the Obama administration has engaged more closely as China increasingly asserts itself in the region.
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