Sen. Susan Collins visits Thailand, Myanmar; to meet with Aung San Suu Kyi

The Associated Press
Posted May 29, 2012, at 3:29 p.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, is traveling in Southeast Asia where she’s meeting with government leaders and officials in Thailand and Myanmar.

Collins arrived in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, on Tuesday. She’s meeting with President Thein Sein and other government officials and parliamentary leaders.

She will fly to Thailand on Wednesday to attend the World Economic Forum on East Asia. She plans to meet Thursday with Aung San Suu Kyi, the Myanmar democracy activist and longtime political prisoner who arrived in Thailand on Tuesday in her first trip outside Myanmar in 24 years.

To mark Collins’ visit, the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok is hosting a “Promote Maine” week, during which the embassy will showcase Maine-made products and introduce them to Thai businesspeople.

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