Politics | Kerry's bid to reassure Vietnam ahead of Trump takeover

Kerry’s bid to reassure Vietnam ahead of Trump takeover

Outgoing US Secretary of State didn't mention Rex Tillerson's comments about South China Sea but spoke about ongoing bilateralism on the cusp of an era of potentially greater volatility in the region

Ho Chi Minh City, January 16, 2017 4:09 PM (UTC+8)
US Secretary of State John Kerry (left) talks with Vo Ban Tam, who was a member of the Viet Cong and took part in an attack on Kerry's Swift Boat in the Mekong River Delta on February 28, 1969. Photo: AFP / Alex Brandon
US Secretary of State John Kerry (left) talks with Vo Ban Tam, who was a member of the Viet Cong and took part in an attack on Kerry's Swift Boat in the Mekong River Delta on February 28, 1969. Photo: AFP / Alex Brandon