Obama in Vietnam – level 2

Obama in Vietnam – level 2

26-05-2016 07:00

Obama received a stylish welcome in Vietnam when he went on his three-day visit. Many people saw the visit as a strategic move from America towards Asia.

In 1995, the USA and Vietnam restored their connections and Obama is the third American president to visit the country since then. Obama said that for the first time in 50 years, the USA is lifting the arms embargo on Vietnam.

Obama also signed an 11.3 billion dollar order for 200 planes by a Vietnamese low-cost airline.

Difficult words: restore (to make something work again), lift (to end), arms (weapons of war), embargo (a ban, a stoppage, a blockage).

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