Vietnam Says No to Foreign Military Base on Its Soil

Posted October 13, 2016 at 4:54am

Reuters reports that “Vietnam said on Thursday it would not allow other countries to set up military bases there, just days after Russia said it was considering reopening Soviet-era bases in Vietnam and Cuba.”

“Russian news agencies last week quoted a Russian deputy defense minister as saying Russia was considering plans to restore the bases that had served as pivots for Soviet global military power during the Cold War.”

“‘Vietnam’s consistent policy is not to engage a military ally or engage with any country to oppose a third country,’ Foreign Ministry spokesman Le Hai Binh told a news briefing.”