HANOI, May 11 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit Vietnam later in May, according to Vietnam's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) on Wednesday.
The visit will be made on May 22-25 at the invitation of Vietnamese leaders, MoFA's Press and Information Department told Xinhua via phone.
Meanwhile, the White House said Tuesday in a press release on its website that Obama will visit Vietnam "where he will hold official meetings with Vietnam's leadership to discuss ways for the U.S.-Vietnam Comprehensive Partnership to advance cooperation across a wide range of areas, including economic, people-to-people, security, human rights, and global and regional issues."
In Vietnam's capital Hanoi, Obama is expected to deliver a speech on U.S.-Vietnam relations while at meetings and events in Hanoi and Vietnam's southern economic hub of Ho Chi Minh City, he will discuss the importance of approving the Trans-Pacific Partnership in 2016, said the press release.
Obama will also meet with members of civil society, the Young Southeast Asian Leadership Initiative, entrepreneurs, and the business community, according to the White House.
Vietnam and the United States established diplomatic ties in 1995.