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US Helping Strengthen Vietnamese Coast Guard

A senior U.S. diplomat has confirmed that Washington has transferred five fast patrol vessels to Vietnam as part of a plan to assist the former foe’s maritime forces. The assistant secretary of state for political and military affairs, Puneet Talwar, spoke with VOA this week following a visit to Hanoi, where he attended a dialogue on a broad range of issues. “We have been doing a lot of cooperation in terms of supporting the development of Vietnam’s Coast Guard," he said. "We...

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