As part of a big tour of U.S. President Barack Obama is now in Vietnam. This visit was described as historic. Obama lifted the half-century embargo on arms sales to that country. In the framework of the cultural program of Barack Obama, along with a celebrity chef-TV host Anthony Burdenom, was invited to a tasting of traditional Vietnamese dishes.
Take a picture of the President of the United States simple Vietnamese are at the entrance to one of Hanoi's restaurants. Obama shook hands with the Secretary General of the Communist party Nguyen Phu trong on the background of the bust of Ho Chi Minh. 50 years after the end of the Vietnam war, Washington and Hanoi have agreed to full normalization of relations. At the press conference, Obama said the elimination of the last barrier which remind of the past enmity between the two countries.
The arms embargo was introduced in mid-1980-ies, and the main pretext was to the dissatisfaction of Washington in the situation of human rights in the Communist country. In recognition of the American experts, a radical change in this area in Vietnam did not happen, by the standards of the United States. But increased tensions between Hanoi and Beijing over control areas in the South China sea and does not hide the discontent of the United States by Chinese military activity in the region. Although the level of officials of the Washington and Beijing diplomatically pretend that nothing is happening.
At a reception for Vietnamese President Obama spoke about the prosperity of the region in the context of the establishment led by the United States TRANS-Pacific free trade area, which does not include China. The second stage of the Asian tour Obama will be in Japan. There after 2 days will start the G7 summit. One of the main topics will be the problem of activity of the army of China in the East and South China seas. This item is to be included in the final communiquÃ©. In this case, Beijing's reaction is not so friendly.
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