On Nov 8, the White House confirmed that President Barack H Obama is visiting Myanmar as part of a three-nation trip to Southeast Asia from this Saturday until next Tuesday. The visit becomes the first ever by a sitting US president.
The trip will be Mr Obama's first international trip since his re-election on Nov 6 for a second term in office. The president will be joined by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton who visited the country last year.
This could be Mrs Clinton's final visit to Myanmar as Secretary of State if she decides to leave the State Department. On Jan 26, she told members of the State Department that she would quit her job if Mr Obama won his re-election bid.
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