President Barack Obama has announced that the United States is to lift its arms embargo on Vietnam, which has been in place for 50 years.
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"As with all our defence partners sales still need to meet strict requirements including those related to human rights"
nytimes) <a href="https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/734634109637644288">May 23, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <b></b> Obama's visit comes four-decades after the end of the "Vietnam War":https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_War and is part of wider US strategy to improve relations across the Pacific. <b></b> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The TV news report that shocked America — and changed the way it saw the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Vietnam?src=hash">#Vietnam</a> War. <a href="https://t.co/yVBZM0wMgG">https://t.co/yVBZM0wMgG</a> <a href="https://t.co/pzGiJnCZ6F">pic.twitter.com/pzGiJnCZ6F</a></p>— David Beard (dabeard) May 22, 2016
The president outlined the procedures Hanoi must follow:“As with all our defence partners sales will still need to meet strict requirements including those related to human rights, but this change will insure that Vietnam has access to the equipment it needs to defend itself and remove a lingering vestige of the cold war.”
Boeing has benefitted from improving relations with the announcement that low cost carrier VietJet has placed an $11.3 bn order for 100 Boeing 737 MAX 200 passenger aircraft.