Barack Hussein Obama II, born August 4, 1961, is the 44th and current President of the United States, and the first black US president. He defeated Republican rival John McCain in the general election of 2008, and was inaugurated as president on January 20, 2009. Obama was named the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize laureate in October 2009. He was re-elected president in November 2012, defeating Republican nominee Mitt Romney.
Obama due in Southeast Asia in November
Associated Press in Phnom Penh
Cambodia’s foreign ministry says President Barack Obama is expected to visit Southeast Asia in mid-November.
Ministry spokesman Koy Kuong said on Tuesday that Obama will travel to the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh, for a summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.
The meeting of heads of state is due to take place November 18-20, bringing together leaders of the 10-nation bloc.
US officials have declined to confirm Obama’s travel plans.
Koy Kuong had no further details, but another senior Cambodian official said Obama is also expected to hold talks with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen.
Hun Sen has ruled Cambodia virtually unchallenged since a 1997 coup.