Kamala Harris pays tribute to late John McCain in Hanoi

By Huyen Le, Phan Anh   August 25, 2021 | 04:45 pm GMT+7
Kamala Harris pays tribute to late John McCain in Hanoi
U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris pays tribute to late Senator John McCain at a memorial at Hanoi's Truc Bach Lake, August 25, 2021. Photo by AFP
Visiting U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris paid floral tributes to late Senator John McCain at a memorial in Hanoi Wednesday.

Harris offered a bouquet at the monument that marks McCain’s capture after he bailed out into the Truc Bach Lake in 1967 during the Vietnam War; and spent the next five and a half years as a POW in the Hoa Lo prison.

Wednesday marked McCain's third death anniversary. He died August 25, 2018, having spent his final year battling brain cancer, which was diagnosed in 2017.

Harris said at the memorial that McCain was a hero and she was glad to have had the opportunity to work with him in the U.S. Senate.

Harris arrived in Hanoi late Tuesday night on a three-day (August 24-26) visit to Vietnam at the invitation of her Vietnamese counterpart Vo Thi Anh Xuan, marking the first trip to Vietnam by a sitting U.S. Vice President.

She met with PM Pham Minh Chinh after being received by Vietnamese President Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Vice President Xuan Wednesday morning. In her meetings, Harris reaffirmed the U.S.'s support for a strong, independent and prosperous Vietnam that could continue on the path of innovation and expanded international integration as it assumed an increasingly important role in the region.

 
 
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