US President W.J. Clinton pays official visit to Vietnam

Ha Noi, Nov. 16 (VNA) -- President William Jefferson Clinton of the United States of America arrived in Ha Noi evening, Nov. 16, beginning an official visit to Viet Nam from Nov. 16-19.

The visit is made at the invitation of President Tran Duc Luong.

The US President is accompanied by his spouse Hillary Clinton, his daughter Chelsea Clinton and his mother-in-law Dorothy Rodham.

U.S. Ambassador to Viet Nam Douglas "Pete" Peterson, Secretary of Commerce Norman Mineta, Trade Representative Charlene Barshefsky, Chief of Staff for White House Operations John Podesta, Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs Hershel Gober, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs Samuel Berger, Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and Director of the National Economic Council Gene Sperling are members of the President's entourage.