Obama promotes Thai relations

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In his first state visit since winning re-election, U.S. President Barack Obama arrives in Thailand.

After a welcoming ceremony in Bangkok, Obama met with Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Sunday.

The two leaders met to promote bilateral ties and mark 180 years of friendship between their countries.

Obama also took time to visit the world's longest-reigning monarch, Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej in the hospital, and tour a temple with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

The American delegation will also stop in Myanmar to encourage democratic reforms and Cambodia for regional summit meetings.

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