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Two decades of relations reconciliation: US, Vietnam meet for talks in Washington

Jul 08, 2015    

Washington:US President Barack Obama welcomed the leader of Vietnam's Communist Party on Tuesday to the White House for historic but "candid" talks marking two decades of rapprochement between the former enemies.Nguyen Phu Trong is the first general secretary of the Vietnamese Communist Party to visit the United States and the White House, and was given the rare honor of an Oval Office meeting -- usually reserved for heads of state and government.Washington and Hanoi -- which ended their bitter war 40 years ago, and are marking the 20th anniversary of the formal normalization of rela...

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