The Straits Times
Published on Nov 07, 2012

Obama to visit Yangon this month: Myanmar official


YANGON (AFP) - Newly re-elected US President Barack Obama is to visit Yangon later this month, a Myanmar government official said on Wednesday, in the latest sign of Washington's support for reforms in the former pariah state.

"Obama will come to Yangon on Nov 19. He will meet with the President and Daw Aung San Suu Kyi here," the official told AFP on condition of anonymity, adding further details were unavailable because of security concerns.

"Daw" is a term of respect in Myanmar.

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