President Obama has met the leader of the Vietnamese communist party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong
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Obama shakes hand with Vietnam's Communist Party leader

7 July 2015 Last updated at 23:47 BST

President Obama has met the leader of the Vietnamese Communist Party, Secretary-General Nguyen Phu Trong, at the Oval Office in Washington.

It is the first meeting of its kind since the two countries normalised relations 20 years ago.

July 2015 marks 40 years since the end of the Vietnam war.

President Obama said the relationship was mutually beneficial.

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