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Vietnam’s Communist Party Leader Arrives in Beijing, Kicking Off a Busy Week of Chinese Diplomacy

Nguyen Phu Trong, general secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam, arrived in the Chinese capital on Sunday for a three-day visit that will include a meeting with Xi Jinping. Image via Vietnam News Agency.

Vietnam’s Communist Party leader Nguyen Phu Trong arrived in Beijing on Sunday, kicking off what will be a very busy week of international diplomacy in the Chinese capital.

Trong’s three-day visit is generating a lot more attention given that he will be the first international leader to meet with Xi since the Chinese President embarked on an unprecedented third term in office. This is also the first time these two party leaders have met in person in almost five years.

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