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May 19, 2016

Third American President to Visit Vietnam

President Barack Obama is scheduled to land in Hanoi on May 23rd for an official visit – making him the third American president in a row to travel to Vietnam. He follows closely in the steps of Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush, who made the trip in 2000 and 2006, respectively. Obama is scheduled to head to Ho Chi Minh City on the 24th, then fly to Japan for the G7 Summit the day after.

The head of state will be meeting with Vietnamese government leaders to discuss a spectrum of economic and humanitarian affairs. Chief among these topics will be the ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement, which some economists have cited as having the potential to boost the nation’s GDP by 11% in the next decade.

Obama will also be having discussions with local business communities and the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI). While his trip represents the third visit from an American president since the Vietnam War, its main focus will be on the promising future of U.S. Vietnam relations.

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