PORTLAND — U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, is traveling in Southeast Asia where she’s meeting with government leaders and officials in Thailand and Myanmar.

Collins arrived in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, today. She’s meeting with President Thein Sein and other government officials and parliamentary leaders.

She flies to Thailand on Wednesday to attend the World Economic Forum on East Asia. She plans to meet Thursday with Aung San Suu Kyi, the Myanmar democracy activist and long-time political prisoner who arrived in Thailand today in her first trip outside Myanmar in 24 years.

To mark Collins’ visit, The U.S. Embassy in Bangkok is hosting a “Promote Maine” week, during which the embassy will showcase Maine-made products and introduce them to Thai business people.