Presidential motorcade fueled at Petrolimex Sai Gon station

Thanh Tam – Nam Phuong

Petrolimex Sai Gon website editorial board

08:47 AM @ Monday - 30 May, 2016

The President of the United States, Barack Obama, and a delegation of high-ranking officials paid an official visit to Viet Nam from May 23 to 25. This is a historic visit, a milestone for the sustainable and growing bilateral relationship between the two countries. After three working days, besides achievements from the trip, the President Obama’s friendliness and closeness have left fine sentiments in the heart of many Vietnamese.

A Petrolimex Sai Gon’s petrol retail worker feels delighted and confident to fill up the President’s Cadillac One with petrol

To ensure safety, the President’s entourage studied, investigated and decided that all the delegation’s vehicles would use the Petrolimex fuel during their whole journey in Viet Nam.

Accordingly, from May 22 to May 24, Petrolimex Aviation supplied A-1 fuel for the President’s air force at the international airports of Noi Bai, Da Nang and Tan Son Nhat, including the C-17 Globemaster III - a large military transport aircraft, the Lockheed C-130 Hercules - a military transport aircraft, the Marine One helicopter which had the duty to escort and provide emergency rescue on the President’s route from airports to Ha Noi and Ho Chi Minh cities, and other specialised vehicles.

Petrolimex Aviation supplies fuel for the US Air Force’s Lockheed C-130 Hercules at the Noi Bai International Airport

Petrolimex Aviation supplies fuel for the US Air Force’s Boeing C-17 Globemaster III at the Da Nang International Airport

On May 23, the presidential motorcade had their petrol tanks filled up at the Petrolimex Sai Gon’s Petrol Station No.1, at 136 Hai Ba Trung Street, District 1, HCM City. During the fuel-supplying process, the presidential entourage expressed their satisfaction over the professionalism, enthusiasm, and hospitality of the Petrol Station No. 1 staff.

Cadillac One, the official state car of the President of the United States, is filled up with petrol at the Petrolimex Sai Gon’s Petrol Station No. 1 (Photo:Zing News)

Security camera footage shows the President’s motorcade are being filled with petrol at the Petrol Station No. 1

The bill shows that Petrolimex is the fuel supplier and the US Government is the buyer

On the afternoon of May 25, President Obama and his high-ranking delegation completed their official working visit to Viet Nam and left for Japan on the Air Force One. Petrolimex’s fuel has well contributed to ensuring complete security for the President Obama’s trip in Viet Nam.

This is a great pride for Petrolimex’s officials and labourers as well, because the President Obama’s delegation had trusted the Petrolimex petrol.

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