US Secretary of State to visit Vietnam

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Vietnam, France, the United Kingdom, and Switzerland from January Friday to next Wednesday, the US Department of State said on its website on Tuesday.

On Friday, the Secretary will meet in Hanoi, Vietnam, with senior Vietnamese officials to discuss a range of bilateral and regional issues. Later that day, he will travel to Ho Chi Minh City for meetings with senior officials there. He will also deliver a speech on U.S.-Vietnam relations.

On Saturday, Secretary Kerry will travel to Ca Mau Province in Vietnam's Mekong Delta region. He will engage local experts on environmental issues affecting the region and ways we can partner with Vietnam to develop clean energy and sustainable infrastructure, smart water governance, and ecosystem resource management.

Secretary Kerry will travel to Paris, France, on Sunday, to attend a conference on Middle East peace, hosted by French President Francois Hollande.

The Secretary will then travel to London, United Kingdom, on Monday, where he will meet with British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson. They will discuss the situation in Syria and other global and regional issues.

Next Tuesday and Wednesday, Secretary Kerry will attend the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland. The WEF is one of the largest annual gatherings of global leaders in politics, business, and civil society. The Secretary will be the featured speaker in a discussion on 21st century diplomacy.

Source: VOV5