Obama arrives in Myanmar, first visit by a US Prez


U.S. President Barack Obama arrived in Myanmar today, the first visit by a serving U.S. president to the Southeast Asian country, which is opening up after almost half a century of military rule. His plane landed at the airport in the former capital, Yangon, where Obama, accompanied by U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, was greeted by U.S. Ambassador to Myanmar, Derek Mitchell, Myanmar Foreign Minister, Wunna Maung Lwin as well as other officials. A girl in a traditional Myanmar attire offered him flowers. Obama is due to meet President Thein Sein, who has led the political and economic reforms since taking office in March 2011, and opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, who led the fight for democracy under the former junta.