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2012 President Barack Obama's Asia Trip

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US President Barack Obama is on a historic three-day trip to Asia. The foreign trip is his first post-reelection. The trip is also Obama's fifth official visit to the region. Obama is the first-ever US President to visit Burma and Cambodia.

In the 2012 Asia Trip, President Obama will visit Thailand, Cambodia and Burma.



November 18, 2012 - Sunday

  • President Obama will visit Wat Pho Royal Monastery in Bangkok, Thailand
  • President Obama will receive a Royal Audience with King Bhumibol Adulyadej
  • President Obama will take part in a formal welcome ceremony at Thai Koo Fah Building
  • President and Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra of Thailand will hold a joint press conference, and then attend an official dinner together. This press conference will be open press.

November 19, 2012 - Monday

  • On Monday, President Obama will travel to Burma where he will meet with President Thein Sein and Aung San Suu Kyi and deliver a speech to encourage Burma's ongoing democratic transition.
  • In the evening, the President will travel to Cambodia, where he will attend the East Asia Summit and meet with the leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

November 20, 2012 - Tuesday

November 18, 2012 - Day 1

President Barack Obama arrived in Bangkok, Thailand on Sunday afternoon. His first stop was his visit to ailing King Bhumibol Adulyadej in the hospital. President Obama is accompanied by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. In a brief interaction with the King, President Obama said that he thought it is important to visit Thailand, which is a great ally to the United States.

President Obama and Hillary Clinton later headed to the Government House where the duo are received by Thailand Prime Minsiter Yingluck Shinawatra. President Obama has receiveed the guard of honor by the Thai soldiers from different branches of the Thai military. Obama and Shinawatra were accompanied by Hillary Clinton, the U.S. Ambassador to Thailand and about 20 dignitaries.

President Obama and Thailand Prime Minsiter Shinawatra will hold a joint press conference and will attend an official dinner later. On Monday, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton will travel to Rangoon, Myanmar.

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