- Title: U.S. VP Harris offers Vietnam support to counter Beijing in the South China Sea
- Date: 25th August 2021
- Summary: HANOI, VIETNAM (AUGUST 25, 2021) (REUTERS) ***WARNING: CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** VIETNAM'S NATIONAL FLAG FLYING AT GOVERNMENT OFFICE BUILDING VEHICLE CARRYING U.S. VICE PRESIDENT KAMALA HARRIS AND MOTORCADE ARRIVING HARRIS GETTING OUT OF VEHICLE AND WALKING UP STEPS HARRIS AND VIETNAM'S PRIME MINISTER PHAM MINH CHINH POSING FOR PHOTOS IN FRONT OF U.S. AND VIETNAM'S NATIONAL FLAGS / WALKING AWAY U.S. AND VIETNAMESE DELEGATES TAKING THEIR SEATS BEFORE MEETING CHINH SPEAKING HARRIS LISTENING AND NODDING CHINH SPEAKING HARRIS AND U.S. DELEGATION LISTENING CHINH SPEAKING, VIETNAMESE DELEGATES LISTENING MEETING IN PROGRESS VARIOUS OF HARRIS SPEAKING CHINH LISTENING AND NODDING HARRIS SPEAKING, U.S. DELEGATES LISTENING MEETING IN PROGRESS EXTERIOR OF PRESIDENTIAL PALACE U.S. AND VIETNAMESE FLAGS FLYING VARIOUS OF HARRIS AND VIETNAM'S PRESIDENT NGUYEN XUAN PHUC POSING FOR PICTURES U.S. AND VIETNAMESE DELEGATES TAKING THEIR SEATS BEFORE MEETING U.S. DELEGATION HARRIS NODDING PHUC SPEAKING HARRIS SEATED WITH U.S. DELEGATION LISTENING PHUC SPEAKING HARRIS LISTENING MEETING IN PROGRESS HARRIS SPEAKING PHUC LISTENING HARRIS SPEAKING PHUC NODDING HARRIS SPEAKING MEETING IN PROGRESS U.S. AND VIETNAMESE FLAGS VARIOUS OF HARRIS AND VIETNAM'S VICE PRESIDENT VO THI ANH XUAN STANDING AND WAVING HARRIS AND XUAN SITTING DOWN XUAN SPEAKING HARRIS LISTENING XUAN NODDING HARRIS AND XUAN AT MEETING VIETNAMESE DELEGATION MEETING IN PROGRESS HARRIS SPEAKING U.S. DELEGATION MEETING IN PROGRESS
- Embargoed: 8th September 2021 09:05
- Keywords: China President Nguyen Xuan Phuc Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh South China Sea Southeast Asia U.S. U.S.-Vietnam relations Vice President Kamala Harris Vice President Vo Thi Anh Xuan Vietnam
- Location: HANOI, VIETNAM
- City: HANOI, VIETNAM
- Country: Vietnam
- Topics: Asia / Pacific,Diplomacy/Foreign Policy,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA001ERS0FUV
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris met Vietnam's top leaders on Wednesday (August 25), offering support in several key areas including the enhancement of its maritime security in an effort to counter Beijing's increasing assertiveness in the South China Sea.
Harris also offered more visits by U.S. warships during her talks with Vietnam's President Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Vice President Vo Thi Anh Xuan and Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh.
Speaking in Hanoi during a meeting with the Vietnamese president, Harris said there was a need to increase pressure on Beijing over its maritime claims.
During the talks Harris offered Vietnam vaccines and aid to tackle COVID-19 and announced the launch of several programs to help combat climate change, a White House official said.
Harris's seven-day trip to Singapore and Vietnam is part of a broader U.S. strategy to woo allies that Washington hopes will help it challenge China's growing security and economic influence in the region.
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