Two sides will sign a new defense agreement on August 5, opening the way for stronger strategic cooperation including in the South China Sea
By DAVID HUTT
On August 5, the European Union’s (EU) chief diplomat Federica Mogherini will sign a new defense agreement with Vietnam, the first such security deal Brussels will have with a Southeast Asian nation.
It is the latest indication that the EU is trying to forge a closer defense relationship with the region and Vietnam in particular, which is at the heart of disputes with China in the South China Sea. Continue reading “EU, Vietnam to become brothers in arms”