US to end its embargo on sales of lethal arms to Vietnam
Hanoi: Barack Obama on Monday announced to end its embargo on sales of lethal arms to Vietnam, on his official visit to the country. He is the third US President to come to the country since the end of the Vietnam war.
- The trip comes amidst the warming ties between the two countries.
- US seeks to build relationship with Pacific allies.
- Vietnam is anxious for the US to lift an arms embargo which has placed since 1984.
- Mr. Obama is expected to meet dissidents and make the case for Vietnam to remove obstacles in US-led Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade deal.
- According to Ben Rhodes, before the visit, the talks on removing the United States embargo on selling arms to Vietnam would be also discussed.
- Ben Rhodes is a deputy national security advisor of Barack Obama.