Vietnamese fishing boats in the disputed Spratly archipelago. Photo: Reuters

Vietnam frustrated by slow pace of talks on South China Sea code of conduct

  • Foreign Minister Pham Bình Minh says Southeast Asian countries are trying to strike a balance between competing US and Chinese interests in disputed waters
  • Hanoi and Beijing both claim areas of South China Sea but Vietnam insists it wants to avoid conflict
Topic |   South China Sea

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Vietnamese fishing boats in the disputed Spratly archipelago. Photo: Reuters
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