U.S. lifts arms embargo on Vietnam

During talks held after welcoming ceremony, Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang affirmed that Vietnam attaches great importance and desires for stable, extensive and effective development of Vietnam-U.S. relations.

Obama said he will urge the U.S. congress to adopt the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) as well as pledge to support Vietnam through robust technical assistance and capacity-building programs to effectively implement and meet the high standards of the TPP.

The two countries resolve to focus on fostering cooperation on economics, trade, investment, science and technology, human resource training, and climate change.

The two sides agreed to continue further cooperation on dealing with war legacy, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.

Vietnam welcomed the U.S. government’s decision to fully lift arms embargo on Vietnam.

The United States imposed an arms embargo on communist-ruled north Vietnam in 1964.

Vietnam has been still under the embargo despite the normalization of diplomatic ties in 1995.

At the invitation of the President of Vietnam, Obama visits Vietnam from Monday to Wednesday.

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