In this Monday, Feb. 1, 2016 photo, Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, center, arrives to participate in the inaugural session of Myanmar's lower house parliament in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. (AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo, File)
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Myanmar's outgoing president has scrapped a planned trip to the U.S. next week in order to oversee the power hand-off to Aung San Suu Kyi's new government, a presidential spokesman told AFP Saturday.Thein Sein was due to attend a summit for leaders from the 10-nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) bloc hosted by U.S. president Barack Obama, who has staked large political capital in Myanmar's passage towards greater democracy. Myanmar's Vice President Nyan Tun will now attend the February 15-16 summit at the Sunnylands estate in California, the president's office said.
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