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Highlights of Obama's 1st Trip to Vietnam


Highlights of President Obama's First Trip to Vietnam

Monday, May 23 - Hanoi

  • Arrival ceremony at Presidential Palace in Hanoi
  • Meeting with Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang
  • Meeting with National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan
  • Joint news conference with President Quang at the International Convention Center
  • Talks with PM Nguyễn Xuân Phúc and General Secretary Nguyen Phứ Trọng of the Communist Party of Vietnam

Tuesday, May 24 - Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City

  • Meeting with the staff of the U.S. Embassy
  • Meeting with members of Vietnamese civil society
  • Delivering remarks to the people of Vietnam

In Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon

  • Visiting the century-old Jade Emperor Pagoda, in a cultural tribute to the pink-colored temple
  • Touring the "Dreamplex," a shared office space founded by a 29-year- old entrepreneur
  • Delivering remarks and participates in a business discussion
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