May 22, 2016

TRADE, THE WoT AND GOLF:

Obama, Bound For Vietnam, Seeks To Turn Old Foe Into New Partner (REUTERS, 05/22/16)

Obama will be the third consecutive U.S. president to visit Vietnam since diplomatic relations were restored in 1995.

"What we want to demonstrate with this visit is a significant upgrade in the relationship between the United States and Vietnam ... even as we have areas of difference," said Ben Rhodes, Obama's deputy national security adviser.

Washington wants Vietnam to open up more on the economic front and also move closer militarily, including increased port visits by U.S. warships, possibly with access to the strategic harbor at Cam Ranh Bay, U.S. officials say.

One trade deal after another....

Posted by at May 22, 2016 9:36 AM

  

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