Spokesman: President of Clinton Foundation to Visit Viet Nam

Former US President Bill Clinton speaks during the August 2006 XVI International AIDS Conference in Toronto (AFP Photo)

 The spokesman of the Vietnamese Foreign Ministry, Le Dung, affirmed on Dec. 1 that former US President William J. Clinton, President of the Clinton Foundation, will visit Viet Nam on Dec. 5-6 a part of his Asian tour to increase regional cooperation in battling against HIV/AIDS.

During the visit, organised by the Clinton Foundation HIV/AIDS Initiative (CHAI), former US President Clinton will be received by President Nguyen Minh Triet, the spokesman said in his reply to correspondents' queries about Clinton's Viet Nam tour.

The Clinton Foundation President is scheduled to sign an agreement with Health Minister Tran Thi Trung Chien, committing the Clinton Foundation to supplying medicines for the treatment of Vietnamese children infected with HIV/AIDS.

Clinton also plans to talk with Vietnamese students about the fight against the disease, spokesman Le Dung said.

The CHAI office in Ha Noi said that the former US President was happy with his second visit to Viet Nam after his memorable first visit in 2000.

The former US President is expecting to witness developments in Viet Nam, CHAI office said.

Source: VNA

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