US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo starts two-day visit to VN
19:32 | 08/07/2018
VGP - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Ha Noi this afternoon, starting his two-day visit to Viet Nam.

This is his first visit to Viet Nam and also to Southeast Asia since he took office in April this year.

The visit is made at the invitation of Deputy PM, FM Pham Binh Minh and takes place at a time when the comprehensive partnership between Viet Nam and the US has thrived in numerous fields, including trade and economy with bilateral trade hitting US$51 billion USD in 2017, according to Ngo Toan Thang, Vice Spokesperson of the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs at a press conference in Ha Noi on July 5..

The two sides are expected to exchange views on regional and international issues of mutual concern, Thang said, adding the US Secretary of State is scheduled tol hold talks with his host and meet other Vietnamese leaders.

This afternoon, Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong received Pompeo.

The US Secretary of State is also expected to meet with PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Deputy PM, FM Pham Binh Minh on July 9./.

By Quang Minh

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