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Vietnamese Prime Minister to Meet President Bush at the White House

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President Bush meets with Vietnamese Prime Minister Phan Van Khai at this hour for talks expected to focus on economic issues and Vietnam's human rights record.

Mr. Khai is making the first visit to America by a Vietnamese leader since the end of the Vietnam War 30 years ago. A White House spokesman says the leaders also will discuss efforts to get a full accounting of Americans still missing from the war.

On Monday, Mr. Khai met with Microsoft founder Bill Gates in (the northwestern city of) Seattle, Washington, the first stop of his four-day visit. Hundreds of Vietnamese expatriates demonstrated outside the prime minister's Seattle hotel to protest Hanoi's record on religious freedom and other human rights issues.

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