Obama to visit Myanmar

US President Barack Obama plans to visit Myanmar on November 19 and meet both his counterpart, Thein Sein, and Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, a senior government source in the Southeast Asian country said on Thursday.


Obama's visit would be further strong endorsement by the international community of Myanmar's transformation under the quasi-civilian government of Thein Sein, who took office in March 2011 to end half a century of military rule. (Reuters)