PressTV-Trump thanks Vietnam for $20bn order

US President Donald Trump has hailed Vietnam for ordering more than $20 billion of Boeing jets and other American tech.

Trump, who is in the Asian country’s capital, Hanoi, for his second summit with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un made the comment on Wednesday.

“We are going to be signing some very big trade deals,” Trump said at the top of a bilateral meeting with Vietnamese President Nguyen Phu Trong, adding that Hanoi was “buying a lot of different products from the United States … which we appreciate.”

VietJet is reportedly buying 100 Boeing 737-Max jets and 215 GE/CFM joint venture engines, and Bamboo Airways is buying 10 Boeing 787-9 jetsVietnam Airlines is also buying $100 million in services and technology from Sabre Corp.

The purchase came as Trump started the first day of the landmark summit by having dinner with Kim amid pressure back at home, with his former attorney unloading on him during a high-profile House…

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