Myanmar source: Obama to visit on November 19

By REUTERS
November 8, 2012 08:41

 
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YANGON - US President Barack Obama plans to visit Myanmar on November 19 and meet both his counterpart, Thein Sein, and Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, a senior government source in the Southeast Asian country said on Thursday.

Obama's visit would be further strong endorsement by the international community of Myanmar's transformation under the quasi-civilian government of Thein Sein, who took office in March 2011 to end half a century of military rule.

Obama would be the first serving US president to visit Myanmar, also known as Burma.

"So far as I understand, President Obama is coming to Myanmar on November 19 and he will meet both President U Thein Sein and Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, of course on separate occasions," the government official told Reuters, using honorifics and asking not to be identified as he is not authorized to speak to the media.

Neither the government nor the US embassy would confirm the date.

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