U.S. President Barack Obama greets people and sips on a coconut at a street market in Laos. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
NATURAL ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. President Barack Obama visited a street market in Luang Prabang on Wednesday (September 7) and drank some fresh coconut. He walked near the river of Mekong, where he posed for photographs and talked to some local residents. Obama arrived in Laos on Tuesday morning (September 6), becoming the first sitting U.S. president to visit the country, where the United States waged a "secret war" while fighting in Vietnam, dropping an estimated two million tonnes of bombs on the country. Obama's visit follows his attendance at the G20 summit in the Chinese city of Hangzhou. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and East Asia Summit meetings in Laos mark Obama's last expected trip to Asia as the current president.