The Diplomat – US-Vietnam Ties Under Trump in the Spotlight with Premier’s Visit

PCV notes that the early visit by the Southeast Asian leader is an indication of the importance both sides place on the U.S.-ASEAN relationship.

May 31, 2017

‘This week, Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc is in Washington, D.C. for a series of engagements, including an event hosted by the U.S.-ASEAN Business Council and U.S. Chamber of Commerce which occurred on Tuesday night as well as meetings with officials and U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House that will take place on Wednesday.

Phuc’s trip from May 30 to 31 is yet another signal that the Trump administration’s engagement of the subregion remains an early priority and that it continues to place an importance in cultivating Vietnam as an emerging partner in the region.’

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