Perhaps the sharpest calls for caution came from Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s longtime democracy champion. After meeting with Obama at the home where she spent years under house arrest, she warned that the most difficult part of the transition will be ‘‘when we think that success is in sight.’’
‘‘Then we have to be very careful that we’re not lured by the mirage of success,’’ Suu Kyi said, speaking with Obama by her side.
Obama’s talks with Noda and with Wen were likely to be his last bilateral meetings with both men.
Noda dissolved his country’s parliament last week, setting the stage for new elections his party is unlikely to win. And China is undergoing its first leadership transition in a decade, with Wen and President Hu Jintao stepping down to clear the way for new leaders in the country’s Communist Party.
Obama will return to Washington before dawn Wednesday, in time for the ceremonial pardoning of the Thanksgiving turkey.
Associated Press writers Jim Kuhnhenn and Grant Peck contributed to this report.
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