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WEEK IN REVIEW: U.S. President Joe Biden Said He Will Travel to Vietnam “Shortly”

A planned summit of Quad leaders from the United States, India, Australia, and Japan in Sydney next week has been canceled after U.S. President Joe Biden pulled out of his visit. Jim WATSON / AFP

U.S. President Joe Biden said he will travel to Vietnam “shortly” and that Hanoi is interested in elevating its relationship with the United States and become a major partner. This follows a trip by Secretary of State Antony Blinken to Vietnam in April. Asked about the comments, a White House spokesperson said there is “nothing further to share at this time.” (REUTERS)

China received positive reviews from European negotiators for its “constructive” role at a two-day Ukraine peace conference held over the weekend in Saudi Arabia. Beijing’s participation is widely seen as slight to Russia who was not invited to attend the discussions. (FINANCIAL TIMES)

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