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Monday, 19 November 2012 - 8:31
Obama praises Myanmar reform but wants more
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US President Barack Obama said his historic trip to Myanmar today would recognise and prod reform, but warned no one should harbour illusions that the long-isolated state had done enough to change.

Obama will be the first sitting US president to visit Myanmar, when Air Force One touches down in Yangon, and hopes to embolden President Thein Sein to deepen the country's startling march out of decades of iron-fisted military rule.

The visit to Myanmar is the landmark centrepiece of Obama's fifth regional trip as president, and his first since re-election, and represents his latest bid to anchor US foreign policy in dynamic, rising Asia.

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