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12/09/2023

US President pays tribute to late Senator John McCain at Truc Bach Lake

US President Joe Biden laid a wreath at the monument to late Senator John McCain on Thanh Nien street in Hanoi on the afternoon of September 11.

 

Senator John McCain had been a contributor to the normalisation of relations between Vietnam and the US.

Accompanying President Biden at the memorial located along the lake next to Thanh Nien street was Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Special Presidential Envoy on Climate Change John Kerry. This also marked the final activity of President Biden during his visit before leaving the country.

During more than 23 hours in the Vietnamese capital, President Biden took part in many important activities. At the meeting between Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and President Biden on the afternoon of September 10 immediately after the official welcoming ceremony,  Vietnam and the US decided to establish a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, after 10 years of maintaining their comprehensive partnership.

On the afternoon of September 11, President Vo Van Thuong received President Biden and hosted a state banquet.

Furthermore, President Biden held meetings alongside Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and National Assembly  Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue, as well as attending the Vietnam – US Investment & Innovation Summit.

The memorial commemorating the late Senator John McCain. 

US President Joe Biden’s wreath to commemorate the late Senator John McCain.

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