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Obama meets China's president

Barack Obama has met China's outgoing president during a meeting at a summit of Asian countries taking place in Cambodia. He become the first sitting US President to visit Cambodia and Burma on his historic tour of Asia.

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Obama to 'extend the hand of friendship' to Burma

Barack Obama will become the first US President to visit Burma when he arrives in the country later today.

Barack Obama speaking in Thailand. Credit: REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang

Obama will say he is making the historic visit to "extend the hand of friendship" to a nation that is moving from persecution to peace, according to excerpts of his speech released by the White House.

In a speech to university students, the President will warn that the country's democratic transition has just begun and must not be allowed to slide.

Obama is on a tour of Asia and recently visited Thailand.

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