Obama to Be First US President to Visit Laos

President Barack Obama will be the first U.S. president to visit Laos when he attends an Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit in that country next year.

Deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes told a think tank audience in Washington on Wednesday that ahead of the historic visit “there is a sense of potential” in the relationship between the U.S. and Laos “for the first time in a long time.”

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