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US and Vietnamese leaders meet in Hanoi ahead of summit
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US President Donald Trump on Wednesday morning had a meeting with Communist Party of Vietnam General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong.



General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong receives US President Donald Trump at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi on February 27

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and US Ambassador to Vietnam Dan Kritenbrink attend the meeting.


The US and Vietnamese leaders witnessed the signing of some cooperation agreements between ministries and firms of the two countries, including a Boeing aircraft purchase worth USD 15 billion of Vietnam's Vietjet Air Bamboo Airlines.



 

After meeting Trong, President Trump will meet PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc and the two leaders will lunch together.


President Trump arrived in Hanoi late on Tuesday evening to attend the second North Korea-US summit on February 27 and 28.




A car fleet carrying US President Trump runs on Hanoi street on February 27

The US President will have meetings with Vietnamese state and government leaders before meeting with the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un later today.



Children waving flags to welcome the US leader at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi on the morning of February 27.

According to Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Le Hoai Trung, President Trump's visit was not an official state visit but he would have meetings with Vietnamese leaders to discuss bilateral co-operation between the two countries.

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