JavaScript is off. Please enable to view full site.

Over 1,000 people to escort President Obama during Vietnam visit

Over 1,000 people to escort President Obama during Vietnam visit

Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 13:02 GMT+7

More than 1,000 people are expected to accompany United States President Barrack Obama during his visit to Vietnam from May 23 to 25, according to a Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper source.

The delegation includes officials and employees of the U.S. government, the president’s entourage, representatives of businesses, security officers, and secret service agents, the source added.

About six hotels in Vietnam are anticipated to be rented in order to accommodate the large group of visitors.

According to the Tuoi Tre source, U.S. teams in charge of security and preparations for the upcoming trip of President Obama have arrived in the country to work with their Vietnamese counterparts.

This includes discussing proper ways to welcome the head of state, and transport him during his visit.

Three Boeing C-17 Globemaster III military transport aircraft have landed at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi so far, carrying tens of metric tons of equipment set to assist the arrival of the U.S. president.

The most recent plane brought some 53 metric tons of such equipment to the capital’s airport, the source said.

“At least four more aircraft of the same type are scheduled to arrive at the international airport prior to the president’s visit to transfer all necessary items for his entire trip,” it added.

They will also carry the helicopter Marine One, the presidential state car, automobiles of other key officials of the delegation, special vehicles, ambulances, weapons for security and protection, and devices for communication.

According to Vietnam’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the U.S. president is to arrive in Vietnam for an official visit on the morning of May 23, instead of the night before as earlier announced.

President Obama is slated to arrive on board Air Force One at Noi Bai International Airport and to visit Ho Chi Minh City the following day, before leaving for Japan on the last day of his visit.

The president’s visit to Vietnam is aimed at addressing various matters, including maritime disputes and human rights, the White House stated.

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get the latest news about Vietnam!     

Tuoi Tre News


Read more




Vietnamese woman gives unconditional love to hundreds of adopted children

Despite her own immense hardship, she has taken in and cared for hundreds of orphans over the past three decades.

Vietnam’s Mekong Delta celebrates spring with ‘hat boi’ performances

The art form is so popular that it attracts people from all ages in the Mekong Delta

Vietnamese youngster travels back in time with clay miniatures

Each work is a scene caught by Dung and kept in his memories through his journeys across Vietnam

Latest news

The shortcut generation in Vietnam

Per standard Vietnamese road etiquette, anybody stopping for anybody is a miracle, a sight to behold, with the driver’s polite gesture being the absolute pinnacle of respect