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In new role, Kerry back in Vietnam's Mekong Delta

Updated: 2013-12-16 07:24
By Matthew Lee in Nam Can, Vietnam ( China Daily)

John Kerry returned on Sunday to the winding waterways of Vietnam's Mekong Delta region where he once patrolled on a naval gunboat in the search for communist insurgents.

But nearly 50 years later, Kerry is promoting sustainable aquaculture and trade in a rapidly expanding economy rather than hunting Viet Cong guerrillas, as he was at the height of the Vietnam War.

As Kerry's boat eased off a jetty onto the Cai Nuoc River, the US secretary of state told his guide: "I've been on this river many times." Asked how he felt about returning to the scene of his wartime military service for the first time, Kerry replied: "Weird, and it's going to get weirder".

In new role, Kerry back in Vietnam's Mekong Delta

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