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Obama to Visit Vietnam in May

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FILE - President Barack Obama boards Air Force One at Los Angeles International Airport, Feb. 12, 2016, in Los Angeles. Obama accepted the invitation to visit during a meeting with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on the sidelines of the U.S.-ASEAN Leaders summit in Rancho Mirage, California.

FILE - President Barack Obama boards Air Force One at Los Angeles International Airport, Feb. 12, 2016, in Los Angeles. Obama accepted the invitation to visit during a meeting with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on the sidelines of the U.S.-ASEAN Leaders summit in Rancho Mirage, California.

The White House says President Barack Obama has accepted an invitation to visit Vietnam in May.

An administration official says Obama accepted the invitation Monday during a meeting with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on the sidelines of the U.S.-ASEAN Leaders summit in Rancho Mirage, California.

The invitation was offered last year when Nguyen Phu Trong, the head of Vietnam's Communist Party, visited the White House to mark the 20th anniversary of normalized relations between the former Cold War foes.

The president's visit to Vietnam coincides with his trip to Japan for the G-7 summit.

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