Vietnam gives thumbs-up to U.S. regional role as pivot stumbles



Vietnam supports U.S. "intervention" in the Asia-Pacific if it helps keep peace and stability, the defence ministry said, in a timely endorsement of a continued U.S. presence amid uncertainty over Washington's faltering "pivot".
Vice defence minister, Senior Lieutenant-General Nguyen Chi Vinh, met on Monday with Cara Abercrombie, the U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for South and Southeast Asia, and told her Vietnam backed a positive U.S. role.
The general's words of support, conveyed by a normally reclusive defence ministry, come when the United States most... read more

 
18 October 2016 in World News, Views: 32
Source: Reuters
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