Pompeo to visit Vietnam

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Hanoi, July 5 (IANS) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit Vietnam on July 8-9, it was announced here on Thursday.

This will be Pompeo’s first trip to Vietnam after taking office as Secretary of State, said Ngo Toan Thang, vice spokesperson of the Vietnamese Foreign Affairs Ministry.

Pompeo’s visit is expected to help strengthen the strategic partnership in various spheres like politics, diplomacy, economy, trade, national defence and overcoming consequences of the war, Thang was quoted as saying by Xinhua news agency.

–IANS

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