Delegates at the 13th National Congress of Vietnam's Communist Party, which is expected to choose a new leadership for the country. Photo: EPA-EFE Delegates at the 13th National Congress of Vietnam's Communist Party, which is expected to choose a new leadership for the country. Photo: EPA-EFE
Delegates at the 13th National Congress of Vietnam's Communist Party, which is expected to choose a new leadership for the country. Photo: EPA-EFE
South China Sea

US-Vietnam defence ties expected to strengthen with new governments in place and China looming: analyst

  • With Hanoi eager for Washington’s help in countering Beijing in the South China Sea, the two sides are said to have much room for military cooperation
  • But they must overcome challenges such as Vietnam’s technical limitations and its lingering distrust toward the US before becoming strategic partners

Topic |   South China Sea
Delegates at the 13th National Congress of Vietnam's Communist Party, which is expected to choose a new leadership for the country. Photo: EPA-EFE Delegates at the 13th National Congress of Vietnam's Communist Party, which is expected to choose a new leadership for the country. Photo: EPA-EFE
Delegates at the 13th National Congress of Vietnam's Communist Party, which is expected to choose a new leadership for the country. Photo: EPA-EFE
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