Two days after President Obama's re-election, the White House announced he will travel to Bangkok, Thailand; Rangoon, Burma and Phnom Penh, Cambodia next week.
In Thailand, Obama will meet with Prime Minister Yingluck to mark 180 years of diplomatic relations and reaffirm the strength of the nations' alliance. In Burma, he will meet with President Thein Sein and Aung San Suu Kyi to encourage the nation's ongoing democratic transition. In Cambodia, he will attend the East Asia Summit and meet with the leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.
While in Asia, Obama will discuss a broad range of issues including economic prosperity and job creation through increased trade and partnerships, energy and security cooperation, human rights, shared values and other issues of regional and global concern, according to the White House.
He will travel Nov. 17-20.