Obama to visit Vietnam in May: White House

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U.S. President Barack Obama welcomes Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung upon his arrival at Sunnylands for a 10-nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Rancho Mirage, California on February 15, 2016. U.S. President Barack Obama welcomes Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung upon his arrival at Sunnylands for a 10-nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Rancho Mirage, California on February 15, 2016.

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U.S. President Barack Obama will visit Vietnam in May during a trip to Asia, a White House official said on Monday.
Obama accepted the invitation by Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung during a meeting at a summit of Southeast Asian nations in California.
"The president and Prime Minister Dung discussed the continued strengthening of U.S.-Vietnam relations in 2015, which marked the 20th anniversary of the restoration of diplomatic relations," the official said.
"The leaders noted the importance of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, maritime security, and human rights to advancing bilateral relations," he said.

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