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Friday, 19 August 2016 - 7:31
Obama to become first US president to visit Laos
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President Barack Obama will visit Laos next month, a first for a US president, in a trip that begins with a G20 summit in China.

The September 2nd to 9th tour will be the president's 11th visit to Asia since he took office in 2009.

Obama has made a "pivot" to the region a pillar of US foreign policy. Next month's swing will come about five months before the Democratic president steps down after two four-year terms.

In Laos, which this year holds the presidency of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, Obama will participate in the US-ASEAN Summit and East Asia Summit from September 6th to September 8th.

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