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Obama to praise progress but press for further reforms in Myanmar


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Obama to praise progress but press for further reforms in Myanmar

Barack Obama has arrived in Rangoon, for an historic six-hour visit.

Walking down the steps of Air Force One, he became the first sitting US President to visit Myanmar, also known as Burma.

A country moving quickly in its process of political reform, Obama will no doubt also be aware of Myanmar’s huge economic potential.

A senior US official says Obama will announce the resumption of 170 million dollars of aid programmes during his visit but added that this would be dependant on further political reforms.

He is also due to meet democracy campaigner Aung Sang Suu Kyi.

The US delegation will later travel on to Cambodia.

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