Mike Pompeo with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc in Hanoi on Friday. Photo: AFP Mike Pompeo with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc in Hanoi on Friday. Photo: AFP
Mike Pompeo with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc in Hanoi on Friday. Photo: AFP

Pompeo’s Vietnam visit focuses on security and trade as US aims to bolster Indo-Pacific bulwark

  • US secretary of state holds talks with country’s leadership amid Washington’s push to contain Beijing in South China Sea
  • In addition to shoring up political ties, the US and Vietnam announced several trade and investment deals in the energy and food sectors

Topic |   Vietnam
Mike Pompeo with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc in Hanoi on Friday. Photo: AFP Mike Pompeo with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc in Hanoi on Friday. Photo: AFP
Mike Pompeo with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc in Hanoi on Friday. Photo: AFP
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