Two United States Senators John McCain and Sheldon Whitehouse visited Vietnam began Friday, 08.08.
Content trip, the schedule is unclear, as is common in general to promote relations between the two sides.
8/8 pm BBC said the two men will have a press conference in Hanoi to talk about US-Vietnam relations, the bilateral issues and areas.
The visit of the two senators imminent visit of another senator, Bob Corker, a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, United States.
While in Vietnam, he Corker expressed optimism that Washington will unload arms embargo damage to Vietnam in the near future.
Vietnam officials in high-level contacts with American politicians have recently addressed this issue.
Senator John McCain, who is said to support the arms embargo damage to Vietnam, from a few years ago declared optimistically that “this is a topic that I consider to be the two countries can solve decision in a positive way. “
As characters in the influential Armed Services Committee of the Senate, the presence McCain in Hanoi this week raises the question of whether Vietnam and the United States came very close to a new deal in this topic?
Gift of the Politburo members
Mr. Pham Quang Nghi gave McCain captures his headstone photo
In 1994, the United States economic embargo on Vietnam, but was banned from selling weapons to damage his former country.
To this embargo lifted, Washington requires Hanoi made a point of including human rights topics.
2013, during a visit to the United States, Vietnam’s President Truong Tan Sang and United States President Barack Obama has established a comprehensive partnership between the two sides.
John McCain is the presidential candidate of the Republican Party, and he has more affinity with Vietnam creditors, who visited Vietnam many times.
He fought in the Vietnam War and was imprisoned after his plane was shot down over Hanoi sky.
On 23/7, in the United States of his trip, Commissioner of the Communist Party Politburo, Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee Pham Quang Nghi McCain also met at the Congress headquarters.
“Honestly, I did not know he had wanted it or not? If you do not like it, he can not disclose to anyone to know. “
Mr. Pham Quang Nghi told John McCain
At the end of the exposure, Mr McCain Decree awarded two A4 photograph, taken at street headstone over Truc Bach Thanh Nien on McCain photo was taken prisoner 47 years ago.
Vietnam reporter followed the Decree related that he told McCain at the time: “To be honest, I did not know he had wanted it or not? If you do not like it, he can not disclose to anyone to know. And he was like, depending him. “
In response, McCain pointed to the photograph and complains that he is “the major Navy rather than the Air Force Major. I was in the air force navy. They were recorded on the stela is not true “.
His actions secretary Hanoi has attracted a lot of comments on Internet forums, in which some condemn his comments ‘insensitive’.
But then, John McCain still volunteer delegation led by Mr. Pham Quang Nghi visit Congressional offices.