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In Danang, Vietnam, Trump Makes a Friendlier American Landing
HANOI, Vietnam — Visiting Vietnam for the first time, President Trump arrived for an economic summit meeting on Friday in a country still grappling with the legacy of its war with the United States two generations ago — land mines
and Agent Orange, and some three million people killed.
The legacy of the Vietnam War — or the American War, as it is known here — is particularly
resonant in Danang, the first stop on Mr. Trump’s two-day tour of Vietnam.
On Friday, in between events at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, Mr. Trump met with American veterans of the Vietnam war
and signed a proclamation commemorating the conflict’s 50th anniversary.
The central Vietnamese city is hosting the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit meeting, where
Mr. Trump is expected to give a speech on the American vision for growth in the Asia-Pacific region.
The United States ranks as the top destination for Vietnamese exports,
and Hanoi was particularly disappointed when Mr. Trump pulled out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact, which would have given Vietnam better access to its No.
During his May meeting with Mr. Phuc, Mr. Trump refrained from censuring Vietnam for its mounting crackdown
on dissent, which has resulted in the arrests of dozens of bloggers, religious leaders and activists.
Mr. Leahy said that Today it is a fully functioning airport for a city of 1.3 million people,