The 13th Party Central Committee make debut at the 13th National Party Congress. Illustrative image (Photo: VNA)
– Under the leadership of the
Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV), Vietnam has fruitfully cooperated with
other ASEAN member nations, and established dialogues with many international
partners, including the US, China, the European Union (EU) and Russia, heard a
The event was organised virtually by the Centre for
Vietnam and ASEAN Studies under the Institute of Far Eastern Studies of the
Russian Academy of Sciences.
Ekaterina Koldunova, Director of the ASEAN Centre at
the Moscow State Institute of International Relations, said in the face of economic
and political complexity in a changing world, Vietnam has actively engaged in
international integration. According to her, the country has an outstanding advantage compared to regional neighbours in terms of stable politics and continuity in political power
Nicholas Chakpman, a scholar from Japan’s Tohoku
University, said Vietnam’s multilateral foreign policy has laid a foundation
for the country to sail through global challenges and raise its prestige in the
According to Viktor Sumskiy from the Russian ASEAN
Centre, the CPV is among the very few organisations in the world that could
perform the most complex political goals in a very short time, such as planning and implementing the national liberation revolution against colonialists, the struggle for national reunification during the peak time of the Cold War, and socio-economic reforms.
By integrating into the world and interacting with all
possible partners, Vietnam, under the leadership of the CPV, has maintained its
revolutionary achievements to move forward, the scholar said.
The participants also looked into Vietnam’s
socio-economic development and external affairs according to the resolution
adopted at the 13th National Party Congress, along with challenges
facing the country like dropping fertility rate, ageing population and dense
urban areas. /.