John Kerry to visit Vietnam next week

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US Secretary of State John Kerry (L, 2nd) walks in Ho Chi Minh City during his Vietnam visit in December 2013. Photo: Dao Ngoc Thach
US Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Vietnam from August 6-8, the US Department of State said in a press release Monday.
Kerry will meet with senior Vietnamese officials, including Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh to discuss bilateral and regional issues. He will also participate in an event marking the 20th anniversary of the establishment of Vietnam-US diplomatic relations, according to the release.
Vietnam will be the final leg of Kerrry’s Asia trip starting on August 2. He is scheduled to travel to Egypt, Qatar, Singapore, and Malaysia before arriving in Vietnam.
From August 4-6 in Malaysia, he will attend the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) in which he will participate in four multilateral meetings including the Lower Mekong Initiative, US-ASEAN, East Asia Summit, and ASEAN Regional Forum ministers meetings, the release said.

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