(Image Source: Bloomberg)

 
BY DAN KENNEDY
ANCHOR MEGAN MURPHY


President Obama continues his historic trip across Southeast Asia.
He’s the first sitting U.S. president to visit Myanmar -- the country formerly known as Burma.
Here’s HLN.

“He met with Nobel Prize winner and pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. She spent years under house arrest there but she’s in parliament now. The country was cut off from the world and ruled by its military until last year.”

The president praised Suu Kyi for her leadership and said the U.S. will be friends with any nation that respects its people’s rights and international law.
Here’s CBC News Now.

“The president is very specifically trying to encourage the country to continue on the path towards democratic reform and to warn it that the world knows it still has a lot of work to do.”

According to Bloomberg, the visit “reflects a legacy-building goal for a president about to enter a second term whose early efforts at engagement and democratization have yielded mixed results.”

Bloomberg also says Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell commended the president on visiting the country.

But not everyone was quick to praise Mr. Obama.
Some human rights groups believe his visit is too soon and that the country has more progress to make before he visits.
But CNN says there’s a strategy behind the president’s trip.

“I point out there’s also some economic benefit here for the U.S., rich in minerals, rich in oil, this is a nation the U.S. could do significant trade with.”

President Obama is now in Cambodia, also marking the first time a U.S. president has visited that country.

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Nov 19, 2012

President Obama Makes Historic Myanmar Visit

 

(Image Source: Bloomberg)

 
BY DAN KENNEDY
ANCHOR MEGAN MURPHY


President Obama continues his historic trip across Southeast Asia.
He’s the first sitting U.S. president to visit Myanmar -- the country formerly known as Burma.
Here’s HLN.

“He met with Nobel Prize winner and pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. She spent years under house arrest there but she’s in parliament now. The country was cut off from the world and ruled by its military until last year.”

The president praised Suu Kyi for her leadership and said the U.S. will be friends with any nation that respects its people’s rights and international law.
Here’s CBC News Now.

“The president is very specifically trying to encourage the country to continue on the path towards democratic reform and to warn it that the world knows it still has a lot of work to do.”

According to Bloomberg, the visit “reflects a legacy-building goal for a president about to enter a second term whose early efforts at engagement and democratization have yielded mixed results.”

Bloomberg also says Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell commended the president on visiting the country.

But not everyone was quick to praise Mr. Obama.
Some human rights groups believe his visit is too soon and that the country has more progress to make before he visits.
But CNN says there’s a strategy behind the president’s trip.

“I point out there’s also some economic benefit here for the U.S., rich in minerals, rich in oil, this is a nation the U.S. could do significant trade with.”

President Obama is now in Cambodia, also marking the first time a U.S. president has visited that country.
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