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Published:September 8th, 2016 17:48 EST

President Obama Speaks to the People of Laos

By SOP newswire3


Follow along on President Obama`s historic trip to Laos as he forges a new relationship between the U.S. and Laos.

This week, President Obama became the first U.S. president to set foot in Laos, a small, Southeast Asian nation that lies at the heart of the Asia-Pacific region, which is diplomatically, economically, and strategically central to the United States in the 21st century.

The U.S. and Laos share a difficult history defined by war " " "a history that we must both acknowledge and work together to heal in order to build a new relationship that will benefit future generations of Lao and Americans alike.

That is the vision and the hope President Obama expressed in his remarks to the people of Laos in Vientiane.

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