Cam Ranh Bay

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Cam Ranh Bay

 (kăm′răn′, käm′rän′)
An inlet of the South China Sea in southeast Vietnam. Formerly a French naval base, it was the site of a large US military installation during the Vietnam War.
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Russia's lease on the strategic Cam Ranh Bay naval base on Vietnam's central coast has expired, a Vietnamese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman announced Thursday.
On 12 June 2001, the Vietnamese Foreign Ministry endeavoured to put an end to speculation concerning the future of Cam Ranh Bay naval base when it announced that once Russia's lease over the facility expired in 2004, Hanoi's policy was "not to sign an agreement with any country to use Cam Ranh Bay for military purposes".
He said the decisions by Moscow to abandon the eavesdropping base in Cuba and give up its lease on the Cam Ranh Bay naval base in Vietnam signified a change of thinking that went beyond the financial savings that both steps would yield for the Russian military.