President Obama Visits Aung San Suu Kyi in Myanmar (video)

By Nina Settappa

November 19, 2012 Updated Nov 19, 2012 at 9:05 AM EST

MYANMAR (www.incnow.tv) - President Obama made history Monday by becoming the first sitting President in American history to visit the country of Myanmar.

Soon after arriving in Myanmar Monday, the President visited with the country's long time Pro-Democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. The Nobel Peace Laurette spent several years under house arrest during the rule of Myanmar's military Junta.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton joined the President for his visit. Suu Kyi warmly greeted the President and ran to hug Clinton after seeing her.

The President said Suu Kyi's release from house arrest and her election to parliament is encouraging signs of progress in a country with a history of repressive military rule. The President believes ties between the U.S. and Myanmar will grow stronger if the move towards Democracy continue.




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