Vietnam Communist Party leader to meet President Obama

The head of Vietnam’s Communist Party has begun a five-day trip to the USA by meeting President Barack Obama.

General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong has arrived in Washington D.C. and was scheduled to visit President Obama at the White House today (July 7).

General Secretary Trong’s in Washington for a visit aimed at boosting ties 20 years after the U.S. and Vietnam normalized relations following the Vietnam War.

Representatives of the U.S. government, Vietnamese Ambassador Pham Quang Vinh, diplomats from ASEAN countries and many Vietnamese people in the U.S. welcomed General Secretary Trong and his delegation at Andrews Air Force Base in Washington D.C. at 8:00 am on July 6 (local time), according to the Vietnam News Agency.

Vice President Joe Biden also plans to host General Secretary Trong for a lunch today at the State Department.

General Secretary Trong will also attend a dinner hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce while in Washington.

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