Fwd: Travel pool report #2

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From: "Lee, Carol" >
Date: May 23, 2016 at 10:59:26 AM GMT+7
To: "Desiree N. Barnes" >
Subject: Travel pool report #2

POTUS and President Quang entered the palace at 10:44am. They stood for the official photo then walked into the room where they are holding their meeting.

Pool entered that room around 10:45am amid the usual shoving and jostling. Mr. Quang spoke but pool did not have a translation.

Me. Obama congratulated Mr. Quang Vietnam for making "extraordinary progress."

"We come here as a symbol of strengthening ties that we have made over the last several decades," Mr. Obama said. He cited commercial, economic, military, legacy of war and people to people

"My hope is that in the course of my visit here I continue to express to the people of Vietnam the warmth and friendship" between the two countries and "our continued interest in strengthening these ties in the years to come."

Carol Lee
The Wall Street Journal

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