Obama visits Burma to 'extend the hand of friendship'

Obama became the first sitting president to visit the country, also known as Myanmar, meeting with President Thein Sein and later opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

While the president’s trip lasted only six hours, according to reports, it was seen as an important step in strengthening ties between the U.S. and Burma’s government, which is emerging from decades of military rule.

Read more on The Hill's Global Affairs blog.