In Vietnam, Nixon stayed only five and a half hours and met with South Vietnamese President Nguyenov Van Thieu.
On July 30, 1969, President Nixon paid an unexpected visit to Vietnam during the war. It was his first overseas tour since he became president of the United States. He stayed in Vietnam for only five and a half hours and met with South Vietnamese President Nguyenov Van Thieu. They reportedly discussed ways to withdraw U.S. forces from Vietnam.
In addition to the president of South Vietnam, Nixon also met with US senior military commanders stationed in Vietnam. He also briefly visited U.S. troops at the Di An location, south of Saigon.