President Barack Obama meets with Vietnamese Communist Party general secretary Nguyen Phu Trong in the Oval Office of the White House. Photo: AP President Barack Obama meets with Vietnamese Communist Party general secretary Nguyen Phu Trong in the Oval Office of the White House. Photo: AP
President Barack Obama meets with Vietnamese Communist Party general secretary Nguyen Phu Trong in the Oval Office of the White House. Photo: AP

Old enemies Vietnam and America draw closer in the face of a common rival - China

Donald Kirk says more than 40 years after the Vietnam war, the visit by the country's communist party secretary to America cements the two countries' improving relations

President Barack Obama meets with Vietnamese Communist Party general secretary Nguyen Phu Trong in the Oval Office of the White House. Photo: AP President Barack Obama meets with Vietnamese Communist Party general secretary Nguyen Phu Trong in the Oval Office of the White House. Photo: AP
President Barack Obama meets with Vietnamese Communist Party general secretary Nguyen Phu Trong in the Oval Office of the White House. Photo: AP
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