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Peace Corps to set up programs in Vietnam

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HANOI, Vietnam (AP) -

The United States and Vietnam have reached an agreement that will see the Peace Corps set up English-language training programs in the country's two largest cities, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

As President Barack Obama continued an historic three-day visit to Vietnam on Tuesday, officials from the two sides signed an agreement that will bring an initial group of about 20 Peace Corps volunteers to Vietnam starting next year.

The program, the first for the Peace Corps in Vietnam, is expected to expand in size in following years and grow to more cities.

The agreement was signed after about a decade of discussions.

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