US Secretary of State to make first visit to Vietnam
Updated : Friday, July 06, 2018 9:10 AM (GMT+0700)

US Secretary ofState Mike Pompeo will visit Vietnam on July 8-9 to boostthe comprehensive partnership between the two countries, especially in the keyareas of politics, diplomacy, economy, trade, investment, defence, security,and in addressing the aftermath of the war.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo - Photo: Xinhua/VNA

This will be Pompeo’s firsttrip to Vietnam, and also to Southeast Asia, after taking office as Secretaryof State, said Ngo Toan Thang, vice spokesperson of the Vietnamese Ministry ofForeign Affairs at a regular press conference in Hanoi on July 5.

The visit, to be made at theinvitation of Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh, takesplace at a time when the comprehensive partnership between Vietnam and the UShas thrived in numerous fields, including trade and economy with bilateraltrade hitting 51 billion USD in 2017.

The two sides are expectedto exchange views on regional and international issues of mutual concern, Thangsaid, adding the US Secretary of State is scheduled tol hold talks with hishost and meet other Vietnamese leaders.


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