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Statement by the Press Secretary on the President Traveling to Asia

Additional details about the trip will be released at a later date.

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(WASHINGTON DC) - The following statement was released today, we had reported in recent days that Obama would visit Rangoon, and now that has been confirmed by the White House.

Here is the statement issued today:

The President will travel to Bangkok, Thailand; Rangoon, Burma and Phnom Penh, Cambodia from November 17-20.

In Thailand, he will meet with Prime Minister Yingluck to mark 180 years of diplomatic relations and reaffirm the strength of our alliance.

In Burma, the President will meet with President Thein Sein and Aung San Suu Kyi and speak to civil society to encourage Burma’s ongoing democratic transition.

In Cambodia, the President will attend the East Asia Summit and meet with the leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

During his interactions in the region he will discuss a broad range of issues including economic prosperity and job creation through increased trade and partnerships, energy and security cooperation, human rights, shared values and other issues of regional and global concern.

Additional details about the trip will be released at a later date.

Source: The White House Office of the Press Secretary



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Anonymous November 8, 2012 10:25 pm (Pacific time)

I am sure he bows down to every one of the leaders. Most likely he will promise them millions of dollars for assistance. After he apologize to them for the evil things our Country did. Then the famous speech... Bla, bla, bla

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