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Governor-General to visit Vietnam

At the invitation of the President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, the Governor-General and Mrs Hurley will undertake a state visit to Vietnam.

The Governor-General and Mrs Hurley will travel from Australia to Vietnam in recognition of the 50th anniversary of bilateral relations between the two countries. The visit will include meetings with the President, His Excellency Mr Vo Van Thuong; Prime Minister, His Excellency Pham Minh Chinh; and General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam, His Excellency Nguyen Phu Trong.

Their Excellencies will attend events in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to recognise and celebrate the strong trade, cultural and people-to-people links between Australia and Vietnam.

The Governor-General and Mrs Hurley will depart Australia on 3 April and return on 6 April. Her Excellency the Honourable Linda Dessau AC CVO, Governor of Victoria, will serve as Administrator of the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia during the visit.