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With eye on China, Obama strengthens ties with Vietnam

The US lifts an arms embargo for its former nemesis Vietnam, but Hanoi is sensitive to how Beijing might take it if it moves too quickly towards Washington.

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Vietnamese lined the streets to see US President Barack Obama, who was making his way to the airport on Wednesday after a two-day visit.

Washington

US President Barack Obama had the ambitious goal of laying the foundation for a new stage in bilateral relations with Vietnam while visiting the country for the first time this week. He took another step to complete reconciliation between former battlefield foes by lifting a