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President Trump to Visit Da Nang, Hanoi for Official Meetings in November

US President Donald Trump will visit two cities in Vietnam during his upcoming stay in November.

According to an official announcement from the White House, Trump’s itinerary in Asia will focus on bilateral trade, as well as nuclear tensions on the Korean Peninsula.

“The President’s travel will underscore his commitment to longstanding United States alliances and partnerships, and reaffirm United States leadership in promoting a free and open Indo-Pacific region,” the statement reads.

The president will land in Da Nang on November 10 for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Meeting. The next day, the US delegation will fly to Hanoi for an official meeting with President Tran Dai Quang, as well as bilateral talks with Quang and other senior leaders.

Before arriving in Vietnam, Trump will visit Hawaii, Japan, South Korea and China. After spending time in Hanoi, the US president will travel to the Philippines on November 12 for the Special Gala Celebration Dinner to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

Lastly, Trump's Asia stay will end on November 13 with a celebration of the 40th anniversary of US-ASEAN relations at the US-ASEAN Summit in Manila.

President Trump will be the fourth US president to visit Vietnam since 1975, after Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama did so in 2000, 2006, and 2016, respectively.

[Photo via National Review]

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