US President Barack Obama announced the lift of the US arms embargo on Vietnam, firstly introduced in 1984.

On Monday, Obama made his first visit to the communist country and in a joint press conference with Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang he announced the complete end of the arms ban.

“The United States is fully lifting the ban on the sale of military equipment to Vietnam that is being in place for some fifteen years,” Obama said. “As with all our defence partners, sales need to still...

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