Obama travels to Vietnam Sunday

(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) – President Barack Obama heads to Vietnam Sunday in a balancing act between his focus on Southeast Asia and tensions with Beijing over its activities in the disputed South China Sea.

He’ll spend three days in Vietnam, with stops in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon, for meetings with leaders, a speech on U.S.-Vietnam relations, visits to cultural treasures and sessions with civic leaders and entrepreneurs. From Vietnam, he heads to Japan for a summit of the Group of Seven industrialized nations and a historic visit to Hiroshima.

No major announcements are expected but Obama’s visit is highly anticipated in Vietnam.


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