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White House Confirms Obama’s Vietnam Dates

Air Force 1 will soon be making stops in Saigon and Hanoi as the White House has confirmed that US President Barack Obama will make his first trip to Vietnam on May 21.

According to a statement from the President’s press secretary, Obama’s 10th visit to Asia will take him to Japan in addition to Vietnam.

Obama will first stop in Vietnam “…to discuss ways for the US-Vietnam Comprehensive Partnership to advance cooperation across a wide range of areas, including economic, people-to-people, security, human rights, and global and regional issues. In Hanoi, the President will deliver a speech on US-Vietnam relations,” according to the official statement, which added that Obama will be putting particular emphasis on the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement as he shakes hands and speaks in Saigon and Hanoi.

No word on if he plans to drop a few mics along the way.

The US president will then make his way to Japan for the G-7 Summit in Ise-Shima, where leaders of the world’s most economically developed nations will tackle various security and economic issues.

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