Obama optimistic on change in Myanmar, more work to be done

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Posted: Nov 13, 2014 5:59 AM

NAYPYITAW Myanmar (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Thursday that he is optimistic about political change in Myanmar but that more work was needed to push forward with reforms.

"I'm confident there will be a completely new day for Myanmar," Obama told reporters after meeting law makers in the country's capital, Naypyitaw. "The work is not done here."

Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi was among the law makers at the meeting.

Among key questions still facing Myanmar were protecting minority rights and the power of the military, Obama said.

(Reporting by Matt Spetalnick; Editing by Nick Macfie)