At 4:45 pm, U.S. President Biden and his entourage came to the Presidential Palace. Party General Secretary Trong and President Biden then shook hands with and greeted officials from the two sides while local children were waving Vietnamese and U.S. flags to welcome the delegates. Vietnam's Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (R) shakes hands with U.S. President Joe Biden in Hanoi, September 10, 2023. A view of the welcome ceremony for U.S. President Joe Biden at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi, Vietnam, September 10, 2023. Honor guards parade at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi, Vietnam, September 10, 2023.