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Obama prepares to make historic trip to Myanmar

Thailand, Cambodia also on the itinerary

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  • Writer: AP and Thanida Tansubhapol
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WASHINGTON : Less than two weeks after his re-election, President Barack Obama will become the first US president to visit the once-pariah nation of Myanmar. 

Obama: Will be first visit to Thailand

The visit draws attention to the country's shift to democracy and highlights what Mr Obama's administration regards as a marquee foreign policy achievement. Mr Obama will also travel to Cambodia, a first for a US president as well, and to Thailand during the Nov 17-20 trip. It will be Mr Obama's first state visit and his first trip to Thailand.

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