Washington Post: Obama needs Vietnam!


According to the Washington Post, President Barack Obama Vietnam needed to consolidate its position in the Asia - Pacific region in the context of more recent Chinese aggressive action to 'oust' the US

20 years after the Vietnam - US relations normalize, on 8/7 to the General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu In will have talks with President Barack Obama at the White House. This is a major milestone in the relationship between the two countries.

According to US officials, US President Barack Obama is very interested in the efforts of Vietnam and the US to further strengthen economic relations and bilateral military. Obama welcomed General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong in the Oval Office is also a sign to prove that argument.

The Washington Post quoted a US official said, getting the support of Mr Nguyen Phu Trong in agreement trans-Pacific partnership (TPP) and other initiatives of the United States plays an important role for Washington .

Washington wants to have the support of all countries in the region when the rights and position of the US in Asia are threatened.

According to the Washington Post, Obama's efforts to strengthen ties with Vietnam as part of a larger strategy of US administration to move the diplomatic focus from the traditional view in the Middle East and Europe to Asia.

Last month, this strategy has been a significant boost when President Barack Obama signing the Trade Promotion Act (TPA), which is valid up to 2021, allowed the president and the governor next president negotiating trade agreements with external partners.

This is a great victory for the Obama administration in promoting partnership agreements across the Pacific (TPP) with 11 other countries, including Vietnam.

On the issue of regional security, according to the Washington Post, the US and Vietnam are common concerns before actions increasingly aggressive and expansionist China. Last summer, China has blatantly taken giant rig Hai Duong - 981 in the exclusive economic zone of Vietnam in the South China Sea despite opposition from Vietnam, the US as well as the whole international community.

Ernest Z Bower experts, a senior analyst at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies at the Washington International Strategy identified, the US and Vietnam along with the view that China can not allow infringement of national law Using health and economic power and military sovereignty to self determination.

BBC leads identified by Dr. Jonathan London, Faculty of Asian Studies and International, University of Hong Kong Urban said that the trip by General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong to the US is an important event in the relations between Vietnam - the United States, not only symbolically but also of strategic significance. According to him, Vietnam - America is getting closer in many areas from trade and investment to regional security.

According to him, the short-term interests, medium-, and long-term state of two similar growing as never before.

The visit of the General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong is expected to stimulate the process of expanding and further sticking the existing relationship between the two countries, as well as facilitate collaborative initiatives Vietnam - New American in many different areas.

Content is done by reference to sources from The Washington Post, the largest newspaper and is the oldest in Washington DC, USA. Besides other major newspapers like The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post often publish reports on the White House, Congress and other aspects of the US government.

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