Obama visits Myanmar to acknowledge reforms

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President Barack Obama begins his trip to Myanmar Sunday, making him the first sitting U.S. president to visit the country.
This is the first foreign trip for the President since being elected to a second term.
According to a report by The Guardian, President Obama said he is not visiting the country because they have achieved a fair democracy, but because they are taking steps in the right direction.
The New York Times reported that the president made a point to visit, in addition to government leaders, the home of dissident Daw Aung San Suu Kyi who was under house arrest for almost twenty years. She was freed two years ago.
However, there are still more than 200 political prisoners in government custody and questionable human rights in areas of the country, according to The New York Times.
According the The Guardian, Obama acknowledged that "the country has a long way to go."

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