Hollywood Star Julia Roberts, Michelle Obama Promote Girls' Education in Vietnam

Published December 9th, 2019 - 09:36 GMT

Michelle Obama and Julia Roberts met with high school students in Vietnam today ahead of the former first lady's visit to promote girls' education in Malaysia.

The Hollywood star is travelling to Kuala Lumpur with Obama for the Obama Foundation's inaugural Leaders: Asia-Pacific convening in the capital.

But before the beginning of the conference on Tuesday, Roberts and Obama visited girls at a school in Can Giuoc district of Long An province.

They were joined by Jenna Bush Hager, co-host of NBC's Today show and George Bush's daughter, who interviewed Obama about the work of The Obama Foundation's Girls Opportunity Alliance program.

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Former US First Lady Michelle Obama (C) poses for picture with Vietnamese students in Can Giuoc district, Long An province on December 9, 2019. Michelle Obama and Julia Roberts visit to promote girls' education in Vietnam. Nhac NGUYEN / AFP

Former US First Lady Michelle Obama (C) poses for picture with Vietnamese students in Can Giuoc district, Long An province on December 9, 2019. Michelle Obama and Julia Roberts visit to promote girls' education in Vietnam. Nhac NGUYEN / AFP

Former US First Lady Michelle Obama meets Vietnamese students in Can Giuoc district, Long An province on December 9, 2019. Michelle Obama and Julia Roberts visit to promote girls' education in Vietnam. Nhac NGUYEN / AFP

Former US First Lady Michelle Obama meets Vietnamese students in Can Giuoc district, Long An province on December 9, 2019. Michelle Obama and Julia Roberts visit to promote girls' education in Vietnam. Nhac NGUYEN / AFP

Former US First Lady Michelle Obama speaks to Vietnamese students in Can Giuoc district, Long An province on December 9, 2019. Michelle Obama and Julia Roberts visit to promote girls' education in Vietnam. Nhac NGUYEN / AFP

Former US First Lady Michelle Obama speaks to Vietnamese students in Can Giuoc district, Long An province on December 9, 2019. Michelle Obama and Julia Roberts visit to promote girls' education in Vietnam. Nhac NGUYEN / AFP

Actress Julia Roberts speaks to Vietnamese students in Can Giuoc district, Long An province on December 9, 2019. Michelle Obama and Julia Roberts visit to promote girls' education in Vietnam. Nhac NGUYEN / AFP

Actress Julia Roberts speaks to Vietnamese students in Can Giuoc district, Long An province on December 9, 2019. Michelle Obama and Julia Roberts visit to promote girls' education in Vietnam. Nhac NGUYEN / AFP

Jenna Bush Hager, daughter of former US president George W. Bush, embraces a Vietnamese student in Can Giuoc district, Long An province on December 9, 2019 during a visit with former US First Lady Michelle Obama (not pictured). Michelle Obama and Julia Roberts visit to promote girls' education in Vietnam.

Jenna Bush Hager, daughter of former US president George W. Bush, embraces a Vietnamese student in Can Giuoc district, Long An province on December 9, 2019 during a visit with former US First Lady Michelle Obama (not pictured). Michelle Obama and Julia Roberts visit to promote girls' education in Vietnam.

Former US First Lady Michelle Obama (R), actress Julia Roberts (2nd L) and Jenna Bush Hager (L) meet Vietnamese students in Can Giuoc district, Long An province on December 9, 2019. Michelle Obama and Julia Roberts visit to promote girls' education in Vietnam. Nhac NGUYEN / AFP

Former US First Lady Michelle Obama (R), actress Julia Roberts (2nd L) and Jenna Bush Hager (L) meet Vietnamese students in Can Giuoc district, Long An province on December 9, 2019. Michelle Obama and Julia Roberts visit to promote girls' education in Vietnam. Nhac NGUYEN / AFP

Former US First Lady Michelle Obama (R) and actress Julia Roberts (L) meet Vietnamese students in Can Giuoc district, Long An province on December 9, 2019. Michelle Obama and Julia Roberts visit to promote girls' education in Vietnam. Nhac NGUYEN / AFP

Former US First Lady Michelle Obama (R) and actress Julia Roberts (L) meet Vietnamese students in Can Giuoc district, Long An province on December 9, 2019. Michelle Obama and Julia Roberts visit to promote girls' education in Vietnam. Nhac NGUYEN / AFP

Former US First Lady Michelle Obama (C) and actress Julia Roberts (1st L) meet Vietnamese students in Can Giuoc district, Long An province on December 9, 2019 Michelle Obama and Julia Roberts visit to promote girls' education in Vietnam. Nhac NGUYEN / AFP

Former US First Lady Michelle Obama (C) and actress Julia Roberts (1st L) meet Vietnamese students in Can Giuoc district, Long An province on December 9, 2019 Michelle Obama and Julia Roberts visit to promote girls' education in Vietnam. Nhac NGUYEN / AFP

Former US First Lady Michelle Obama (C) poses for picture with Vietnamese students in Can Giuoc district, Long An province on December 9, 2019. Michelle Obama and Julia Roberts visit to promote girls' education in Vietnam. Nhac NGUYEN / AFP
Former US First Lady Michelle Obama meets Vietnamese students in Can Giuoc district, Long An province on December 9, 2019. Michelle Obama and Julia Roberts visit to promote girls' education in Vietnam. Nhac NGUYEN / AFP
Former US First Lady Michelle Obama speaks to Vietnamese students in Can Giuoc district, Long An province on December 9, 2019. Michelle Obama and Julia Roberts visit to promote girls' education in Vietnam. Nhac NGUYEN / AFP
Actress Julia Roberts speaks to Vietnamese students in Can Giuoc district, Long An province on December 9, 2019. Michelle Obama and Julia Roberts visit to promote girls' education in Vietnam. Nhac NGUYEN / AFP
Jenna Bush Hager, daughter of former US president George W. Bush, embraces a Vietnamese student in Can Giuoc district, Long An province on December 9, 2019 during a visit with former US First Lady Michelle Obama (not pictured). Michelle Obama and Julia Roberts visit to promote girls' education in Vietnam.
Former US First Lady Michelle Obama (R), actress Julia Roberts (2nd L) and Jenna Bush Hager (L) meet Vietnamese students in Can Giuoc district, Long An province on December 9, 2019. Michelle Obama and Julia Roberts visit to promote girls' education in Vietnam. Nhac NGUYEN / AFP
Former US First Lady Michelle Obama (R) and actress Julia Roberts (L) meet Vietnamese students in Can Giuoc district, Long An province on December 9, 2019. Michelle Obama and Julia Roberts visit to promote girls' education in Vietnam. Nhac NGUYEN / AFP
Former US First Lady Michelle Obama (C) and actress Julia Roberts (1st L) meet Vietnamese students in Can Giuoc district, Long An province on December 9, 2019 Michelle Obama and Julia Roberts visit to promote girls' education in Vietnam. Nhac NGUYEN / AFP
Former US First Lady Michelle Obama (C) poses for picture with Vietnamese students in Can Giuoc district, Long An province on December 9, 2019. Michelle Obama and Julia Roberts visit to promote girls' education in Vietnam. Nhac NGUYEN / AFP
Former US First Lady Michelle Obama (C) poses for picture with Vietnamese students in Can Giuoc district, Long An province on December 9, 2019. Michelle Obama and Julia Roberts visit to promote girls' education in Vietnam. Nhac NGUYEN / AFP
Former US First Lady Michelle Obama meets Vietnamese students in Can Giuoc district, Long An province on December 9, 2019. Michelle Obama and Julia Roberts visit to promote girls' education in Vietnam. Nhac NGUYEN / AFP
Former US First Lady Michelle Obama meets Vietnamese students in Can Giuoc district, Long An province on December 9, 2019. Michelle Obama and Julia Roberts visit to promote girls' education in Vietnam. Nhac NGUYEN / AFP
Former US First Lady Michelle Obama speaks to Vietnamese students in Can Giuoc district, Long An province on December 9, 2019. Michelle Obama and Julia Roberts visit to promote girls' education in Vietnam. Nhac NGUYEN / AFP
Former US First Lady Michelle Obama speaks to Vietnamese students in Can Giuoc district, Long An province on December 9, 2019. Michelle Obama and Julia Roberts visit to promote girls' education in Vietnam. Nhac NGUYEN / AFP
Actress Julia Roberts speaks to Vietnamese students in Can Giuoc district, Long An province on December 9, 2019. Michelle Obama and Julia Roberts visit to promote girls' education in Vietnam. Nhac NGUYEN / AFP
Actress Julia Roberts speaks to Vietnamese students in Can Giuoc district, Long An province on December 9, 2019. Michelle Obama and Julia Roberts visit to promote girls' education in Vietnam. Nhac NGUYEN / AFP
Jenna Bush Hager, daughter of former US president George W. Bush, embraces a Vietnamese student in Can Giuoc district, Long An province on December 9, 2019 during a visit with former US First Lady Michelle Obama (not pictured). Michelle Obama and Julia Roberts visit to promote girls' education in Vietnam.
Jenna Bush Hager, daughter of former US president George W. Bush, embraces a Vietnamese student in Can Giuoc district, Long An province on December 9, 2019 during a visit with former US First Lady Michelle Obama (not pictured). Michelle Obama and Julia Roberts visit to promote girls' education in Vietnam.
Former US First Lady Michelle Obama (R), actress Julia Roberts (2nd L) and Jenna Bush Hager (L) meet Vietnamese students in Can Giuoc district, Long An province on December 9, 2019. Michelle Obama and Julia Roberts visit to promote girls' education in Vietnam. Nhac NGUYEN / AFP
Former US First Lady Michelle Obama (R), actress Julia Roberts (2nd L) and Jenna Bush Hager (L) meet Vietnamese students in Can Giuoc district, Long An province on December 9, 2019. Michelle Obama and Julia Roberts visit to promote girls' education in Vietnam. Nhac NGUYEN / AFP
Former US First Lady Michelle Obama (R) and actress Julia Roberts (L) meet Vietnamese students in Can Giuoc district, Long An province on December 9, 2019. Michelle Obama and Julia Roberts visit to promote girls' education in Vietnam. Nhac NGUYEN / AFP
Former US First Lady Michelle Obama (R) and actress Julia Roberts (L) meet Vietnamese students in Can Giuoc district, Long An province on December 9, 2019. Michelle Obama and Julia Roberts visit to promote girls' education in Vietnam. Nhac NGUYEN / AFP
Former US First Lady Michelle Obama (C) and actress Julia Roberts (1st L) meet Vietnamese students in Can Giuoc district, Long An province on December 9, 2019 Michelle Obama and Julia Roberts visit to promote girls' education in Vietnam. Nhac NGUYEN / AFP
Former US First Lady Michelle Obama (C) and actress Julia Roberts (1st L) meet Vietnamese students in Can Giuoc district, Long An province on December 9, 2019 Michelle Obama and Julia Roberts visit to promote girls' education in Vietnam. Nhac NGUYEN / AFP