After election win, Obama to visit Myanmar later this month

Yangon:  A government official in Myanmar says President Barack Obama will visit the Southeast Asian country later this month.

US President Barack Obama. Agencies

It would be the first-ever visit to Myanmar by an American president.

The official speaking from the capital Naypyitaw said on Thursday that security for a visit on 18 or 19 Nov have been prepared but the schedule is not final. He asked not to be named because he is not authorized to give information to the press.

US officials have not yet announced any plans for a visit.

Obama's administration has sought to encourage the recent democratic progress in Myanmar by easing sanctions applied against its previous military regime.

AP


Updated Date: Nov 08, 2012 12:50 PM

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