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Kerry visits Vietnam for trade, security

ENHANCING DIPLOMACY:The US secretary of state has often cited the reconciliation between the US and Vietnam as a useful parallel during his Middle East negotiations

Reuters, HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam

At stake are potentially massive offshore oil reserves.

The sea also lies on shipping lanes and fishing grounds. Vietnam has accused China of harassing or attacking Vietnamese shipping boats in the South China Sea.

Beijing has resisted proposals for a multilateral code of conduct for the waters, preferring to negotiate disputes with each of the far less powerful claimants.

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