Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh (right) meets Xiong Bo, the Chinese ambassador to Vietnam, on Tuesday. Photo: China Embassy in Vietnam Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh (right) meets Xiong Bo, the Chinese ambassador to Vietnam, on Tuesday. Photo: China Embassy in Vietnam
Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh (right) meets Xiong Bo, the Chinese ambassador to Vietnam, on Tuesday. Photo: China Embassy in Vietnam

Vietnam says it will not side against China, as US’ Kamala Harris visits

  • Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh reassures Chinese envoy before he meets US vice-president during her Asian tour
  • But Pham says negotiations for a code of conduct on the disputed South China Sea should be stepped up via the Asean bloc

Topic |   South China Sea
Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh (right) meets Xiong Bo, the Chinese ambassador to Vietnam, on Tuesday. Photo: China Embassy in Vietnam Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh (right) meets Xiong Bo, the Chinese ambassador to Vietnam, on Tuesday. Photo: China Embassy in Vietnam
Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh (right) meets Xiong Bo, the Chinese ambassador to Vietnam, on Tuesday. Photo: China Embassy in Vietnam
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