El presidente de EEUU, Barack Obama guiña el ojo a su llegada para una rueda de prensa junto al presidente de Vietnam, Tran Dai Quang, el lunes 23 de mayo de 2016 en el Centro Internacional de Convenciones en Hanoi, Vietnam. (AP Foto/Carolyn Kaster)
U.S. President Barack Obama arrived in Vietnam late Sunday ahead of a three-day trip aimed at sealing the transformation of an old enemy into a new partner to help counter China’s growing assertiveness in the region.
Four decades after a war with Vietnam that deeply divided opinion in America, Obama aims to boost defense and economic ties with the country’s communist rulers while also prodding them on human rights, aides say.
His visit has been preceded by a debate in Washington over whether Obama should use the three-day visit starting Monday to roll back an arms embargo on Hanoi, one of the last vestiges of wartime animosity. (Reuters)