Tuesday, 24 May 2016

OBAMA LIFTS ARMS EMBARGO ON VIETNAM

 
US PRESIDENT, OBAMA
 
The American president Barack Obama  lifted arms embargo of about half-century, this happened on Monday where he lifted ban on selling arms to Vietnam, looking to bolster a government seen as a crucial, though flawed partner in a region that he has tried to place at the center of his foreign policy legacy.
  The full removal of the embargo was announced by Barack Obama at a news conference where he vowed to leave behind the troubled history between the former war enemies and embrace a new era with a young, increasingly prosperous nation.
Obama also had more current motivations. His move was the latest step in a years long and uneven effort to counter China’s influence in Asia. Obama’s push to deepen defense ties with a neighbour was certain to be eyed with suspicion in Beijing, which has bristled at US engagement in the region and warned officials not to take sides in the heated territorial disputes in the South China Sea.

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