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Iran's Ahmadinejad in Vietnam

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Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrived in Vietnam Friday on the first visit by an Iranian president in 17 years, as the sanctions-hit Islamic republic seeks to strengthen ties with allies outside the West. 

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (left) shakes hands with his Vietnamese counterpart Truong Tan Sang after a press conference in Hanoi.

Ahmadinejad, making a two-day stop in Hanoi on the way home from the Bali Democracy Forum, discussed economic links and other potential areas of cooperation with President Truong Tan Sang.

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