President Obama arrived in Hanoi late Sunday at the start of the three-day stay in Vietnam to make a case for stronger commercial and security ties. He is also expected to raise human rights concerns. Obama’s weeklong Asia trip, which also includes a stop in Japan for the G7 summit, is being seen as part of a strategic attempt to temper growing Chinese power in the region. Beijing has found itself in an increasingly tense standoff with Hanoi and several other neighbors over military presence and land reclamation projects in the South China Sea. The president’s visit is being seen as an opportunity to develop future ties with Vietnam, and to move away from the legacy of two wars – World War 2 and the Vietnam War. Four decades after the fall of Saigon, and two decades after President Bill Clinton restored diplomatic relations, Obama is looking to upgrade relations with an emerging power. The country’s expanding middle class is also seen as a promising market for US goods. Obama is expected to call for approval of the 12-nation, trans-Pacific trade agreement that is currently held up in the US Congress. Arms embargo and human rights Vietnam is hoping that… Read full this story
- Barack Obama wants to visit Iceland
- Finnish president arrives for two-day visit
- A look at Bush and Obama’s state visits to the UK
- Newspaper: Barack Obama to visit Armenia?
- Kerr speaks out on US shootings, Obama White House visits
- Pope Francis starts three-day visit to Romania
- Barack Obama: Ovo je napad na cijelo čovječanstvo
- The fiercest Democratic debate in 2020 is about Barack Obama
- Michelle dhe Barack Obama, gati të blejnë vilën e Kennedy
- Live updates as Donald Trump begins his three-day visit
US President Barack Obama starts three-day visit to Vietnam have 294 words, post on www.dw.com at May 23, 2016. This is cached page on Bach Thien. If you want remove this page, please contact us.