All equipment, including two armored presidential cars The Beast, necessary for the upcoming visit of President Barack Obama, who is now in Hanoi, to Ho Chi Minh City have been transported to the southern metropolis on Sunday.
The equipment arrived at Tan Son Nhat International Airport from the U.S. on the C-17 cargo jets of the U.S. Air Force.
President Obama arrived in Hanoi at 09:30pm on Sunday, with his official program beginning today (May 23) in the Vietnamese capital.
In Hanoi, the U.S. president is scheduled to meet with Vietnamese leaders including State President Tran Dai Quang, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, and Nguyen Phu Trong, General Secretary of the Community Party of Vietnam. He is likely to also meet with Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, the new chairperson of Vietnam’s lawmaking National Assembly.
On Tuesday (May 24), Obama will give a speech to the Vietnamese people before leaving Hanoi for Ho Chi Minh City.
In Ho Chi Minh City, will visit the Jade Pagoda in District 1, attend an entrepreneurship event, and host a town hall with members of the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI). After that, Obama will end his Vietnam visit and leave the southern metropolis for Japan for the G7 Summit.
Below are photos of The Beast in Ho Chi Minh City, taken by Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper.
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