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Why China is Anxious About the Philippine President’s Visit to Vietnam

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. and his wife arrived on Monday in Hanoi for a two-day state visit to Vietnam. Image via the Voice of Vietnam.

Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. began a two-day state visit to Vietnam on Tuesday that will include discussions with his counterpart Võ Văn Thưởng and Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính.

Food and maritime issues are expected to top the agenda. Vietnam is one of Asia’s largest rice producers and the Philippines is one of the region’s biggest importers.

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