Obama impressed with Burma’s ASEAN chairmanship

At the ASEAN-United States Summit in Naypyidaw, President Barack Obama lauded Burma’s chairmanship of ASEAN, claiming the country has “shown solid leadership on issues of critical importance to the entire region”. Heralding cooperation between the United States and ASEAN, he affirmed Washington’s commitment to the ten-country bloc, “both as an institution and as a community of nations bound by our shared interests and values.” On Friday Obama flies to Rangoon, where he will also meet Aung San Suu Kyi.