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Obama's Schedule During Vietnam Trip

U.S. President Barack Obama arrives on Air Force One at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi, Vietnam, May 22, 2016. Obama is on a weeklong trip to Asia as part of his effort to pay more attention to the region and boost economic and security cooperatio

Highlights of President Barack Obama's First Trip to Vietnam

Monday - 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 - 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 participating in a business discussion