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Top Vietnamese leader holds talks with US president in Hanoi

Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 15:23 GMT+7
Top Vietnamese leader holds talks with US president in Hanoi
A Vietnamese delegation led by Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong (L) talks with U.S. President Donald Trump and his delegation in Hanoi on February 27, 2019. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

Vietnamese Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong on Wednesday held talks with United States President Donald Trump, who is in Hanoi for the second U.S.-North Korea Summit. 

The meeting took place at the Presidential Palace in the Vietnamese capital at 11:00 am.

President Trump expressed his joy that the significant U.S.-North Korea Summit takes place in Vietnam.

General Secretary Trong affirmed that Vietnam had exerted its best efforts to provide the most favorable conditions for a successful summit.

Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong shakes hands with President Donald Trump. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre
Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong (R) shakes hands with U.S. President Donald Trump. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

The two leaders witnessed Vietnamese carriers VietJet and Bamboo Airways sign deals with Boeing Co to buy 110 planes worth more than $15 billion.

Vietjet signed firm order to buy 100 new Boeing 737 Max planes worth $12.7 billion at list price, whereas Bamboo Airways inked a deal to purchase ten planes from the U.S. planemaker.

The two leaders witness the signing of many important documents following their talks. Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre
The two leaders witness the signing of many important documents following their talks. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

President Trump arrived at Hanoi’s Noi Bai International Airport on late Tuesday and was welcomed by Minister-Chairman of the Government Office Mai Tien Dung, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son, Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung, and several other high-ranking officials.

This is the second time the U.S. president has come to Vietnam.

In November 2017, he paid an official visit to Vietnam and attended the APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) Economic Leaders’ Meeting in the central coastal city of Da Nang.

Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong at the meeting. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre
Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong at the meeting. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre
President Donald Trump is pictured during the talk. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre
President Donald Trump is pictured during the talk. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre
Vietnamese students wave the two country’s flags in front of the Presidential Palace in Hanoi. Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre
Vietnamese students wave the two countries' flags in front of the Presidential Palace in Hanoi. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

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