The U.S. government will offer financially strapped Vietnam economic and trade benefits in exchange for its help in winning a peace settlement in Cambodia, the Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday.

Assistant Secretary of State Richard H. Solomon was expected to present the proposal to Trinh Xuan Lang, Vietnamese ambassador to the United Nations, in New York today, the newspaper said, citing unidentified sources.The newspaper said details of the offer aimed at ending the civil war in Cambodia were not available.