Published July 25, 2013
Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang is visiting the United States this week. He is scheduled to meet with President Obama at the White House on Thursday. Analysts say the Vietnamese president’s visit comes at a time when the Southeast Asian country is facing increasing pressure to decide its future. U.S. lawmakers and human rights activists have urged the Obama administration to seize the opportunity to push Vietnam in a more democratic direction. VOA's Natalie Liu has more from Washington.