Barack Obama on Monday became the first sitting US President to visit in the isolated Southeast Asian nation of Laos. He is there for a three day visit meant to rebuild the trust and of course to close the dark chapter in the shared history between the two nations.
President Obama meets President Bounnhang Varachit
Notably Loas is this time hosting the annual meeting of the Association of Southeast Asians Nations and is giving the opportunity to all the outsiders. It is the country of nearly 7 million people, where the one party communist state tightly controls public expressions.
The US President reached Laos on Monday and began a full day ceremony and on Tuesday morning he met the Laotian President Bounnhang Varachit.
Both the countries are expecting to move to the next phase of relationship, which would not have any dark chapter from the past.