SOURCE: White House
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 3, 2015
Statement by the Press Secretary on the Visit of General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong of Vietnam
On July 7, 2015, President Obama will welcome to the White House Nguyen Phu Trong, the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam. The President looks forward to discussing with General Secretary Trong ways to strengthen further the U.S.-Vietnam Comprehensive Partnership, reflecting on the accomplishments of the past twenty years since the normalization of bilateral diplomatic relations. The President also welcomes the opportunity to discuss other issues, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership, human rights, and bilateral defense cooperation.
I am pleased to share with you the official announcement from the U.S. Department of State about the historic first-ever visit of a General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam to the United States. GS Nguyen Phu Trong will meet with President Obama and my boss, Secretary Kerry, as well as many others for substantive and frank talks.