USA persuade Vietnam to abandon the purchase of Russian weapons, in mass media
The US state Department wants Vietnam refused to supply Russian weapons and bought more American, according to the newspaper Defense News, with reference to the representative office.
“The Vietnamese are very interested in expanding partnership in the sphere of security”, — leads edition of the words of the representative of the state Department.
“We also urge them not to limit US assistance in the form of grants and (required — ed.) to diversify suppliers, and to move from historical suppliers such as Russia to purchase American equipment. This, first, give them more opportunities, and secondly, will help to strengthen our partnership to work more closely with our military”, — he added.
As writes the edition, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce, from 2005 to 2014, Vietnam has increased military spending by almost 400%, However, according to the representative of the state Department, the country has strengthened slightly, the purchasing of American weapons even after the US lifted the embargo on lethal weapons to Vietnam in 2016.