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US President Barack Obama will welcome his Vietnamese counterpart for a rare visit this month, seeking progress on trade and security issues despite concerns over the communist state's human rights record. 

Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang (left) meets the Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in Beijing last month during his two-day visit to China. President Barack Obama has invited Sang to visit the United States this month. AFP PHOTO

President Truong Tan Sang's visit, first reported by AFP on Wednesday, will be only the second by a Vietnamese head of state to Washington since the former adversaries normalized relations and comes as both governments see growing common interests.

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