US Sen. John McCain in a file photo. Photo: Reuters
US senators John McCain and Jack Reed will lead a delegation of senators to Vietnam this week, AP reported.
The report quoted Reed’s office as saying the senators will meet with government officials and other Vietnamese leaders in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to discuss security and economic issues in the Asia-Pacific region.
McCain, an Arizona Republican and former Vietnam prisoner of war, chairs the Senate Armed Services Committee while Reed, a Rhode Island Democrat, is the panel’s ranking member.
The visit is made in the context that Vietnam is celebrating 40 years since the end of the Vietnam War.
After Vietnam, the US delegation is scheduled to visit Singapore to take part in the 2015 Asia Security Summit, also known as the Shangri-La Dialogue, according to the report.