奥巴马访东南亚期间将重视人权问题 Obama to Highlight Human Rights on Southeast Asian Trip

16 November, 2012

白宫官员向批评人士保证,奥巴马总统在即将访问东南亚期间不会漠视人权问题。

奥巴马总统将于星期六开始为期三天的亚洲之行,其间将访问柬埔寨、泰国和缅甸。自从当选连任以来,这是奥巴马首次出国访问,因此更凸显了美国政府将重点移向亚洲的重要性。

这次出访的一个引入注目之处将是奥巴马在缅甸的短暂停留,这将是美国总统首次访问这个曾由军人统治的国家。

一些人权组织反对奥巴马访问缅甸,认为奥巴马等缅甸实行更多改革之后再进行访问。

White House officials are assuring critics that President Barack Obama will not ignore human rights concerns during his upcoming visit to Southeast Asia.

President Obama leaves Saturday for a three-day tour of Cambodia, Thailand and Burma. It is his first foreign trip since being re-elected, underscoring the importance of the administration's new focus on the region.

A highlight of the trip will be Mr. Obama's brief stop in Burma, the first ever visit by a U.S. president to the former military-ruled state.

Some rights groups object to the visit and Mr. Obama should wait until more reforms are made.