US President Barack Obama was greeted by tens of thousands of people when he made an historic first trip to Burma (Myanmar) on Monday. Obama promised Burma increased US support as long as it maintains its path towards democracy.
In a historic breakthrough, President Barack Obama on Monday stepped onto the soil of long-shunned Myanmar and into the flag-waving embrace of its once repressed people. “You gave us hope,” he declared, the first U.S. president to visit what not long ago had been an international outcast.
The visit to Myanmar was the centerpiece of a four-day trip to Southeast Asia that began in Bangkok and will end Tuesday in Cambodia, where Obama will attend an East Asia Summit.
Date created : 2012-11-18