mandag 2. november 2020

Pompeo Ends Asian Tour, Looks to ‘Elevate’ US Security Ties with Vietnam

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared Friday that the U.S. and Vietnam were “elevating” their security partnership as he completed a tour of nations in South and Southeast Asia that was characterized by his strong rhetoric against China.

Pompeo arrived in Vietnam on Friday, capping a week-long, five-country tour, after stops in India, Sri Lanka, the Maldives, and Indonesia. Before the first leg of his trip, he expressed hope that his visits around the region would “include discussions on how free nations can work together to thwart threats posed by the Chinese Communist Party.”