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Secretary of State Kerry hails 'great story' of US ties with ex-foe Vietnam

Aug 07, 2015    

Vietnam: US Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday hailed the "remarkable transformation" of relations with Vietnam 20 years after ties were established, but warned Hanoi's poor rights record stood in the way of deeper bonds between the former wartime foes.Kerry, on the last leg of a trip through the Middle East and Asia, is in Hanoi to mark the diplomatic milestone with the communist nation and hold talks on trade, human rights and regional security -- including maritime issues in the contested South China Sea.The top US diplomat met President Truong Tan Sang early Friday at the Fr...

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