Dr. Takashi Hosoda (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam’s new leadership is expected
to continue inheriting and building on impressive achievements made in the past
tenure to carry the country forward, contributing to ensuring peace, stability
and development in the region and the world, said Dr. Takashi Hosoda, an expert
on Asia-Pacific from the Czech Republic’s Charles University.
In an interview recently granted to a Vietnam News Agency
correspondent in Prague, Hosoda said in order to continue ensuring national
interests and security, improving the country’s stature on international arena,
Vietnam needs to maintain balance between ensuring a stable regional
environment and promoting economic development.
Specifically, he suggested Vietnam pay attention to joining
ASEAN’s cooperation mechanisms and other multilateral cooperation frameworks
with the participation of the US, Australia, Japan, the UK and the European
Union to shape international code of conduct.
Additionally, Vietnam needs to keep boosting multilateral
trade and mutually beneficial economic relations within the framework of
multilateral free trade agreements, especially the Comprehensive and
Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) and the European
Union – Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), he said.
In particular, Vietnam also needs to enhance trust in
international relations by reinforcing bilateral and multilateral cooperative
ties in a more substantial and effective manner, for the sake of peace,
stability and development in the region and the world.
The scholar also expressed his special impression of
Vietnam’s success in controlling COVID-19 pandemic and sustaining economic
development, saying that while countries suffered negative growth due to the
pandemic, Vietnam was one of a few economies to achieve a growth of 2.91
percent last year.
According to him, the success demonstrated Vietnamese
leaders’ prestige, capability and determination when facing difficulties.
Hosoda also highlighted the Southeast Asian nation’s
important external achievements thanks to multilateral foreign and global
economic integration policies.
As ASEAN Chair in 2020, Vietnam actively worked to raise
international community’s awareness about the importance of international maritime
security besides other issues. Major powers like the US, Australia, India,
Japan and European nations actively contributed to maintaining maritime
security and freedom in Indo-Pacific and Southeast Asia in particular.
In global integration, Hosoda hailed Vietnam for actively
signing important multilateral trade deals like the CPTPP and EVFTA, which held
strategic significance and created a driving force for Vietnam to develop its
the Independent, the most popular newspaper in Russia, recently published an
article by Chairman of the Council of Experts of the Eurasian Research Fund
Grigory Trofimchuk on important leadership changes in Vietnam.
new pillar leaders, Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and State
President Nguyen Xuan Phuc have been known among and trusted by many Russian
Chinh is considered “the PM of the fourth industrial revolution” in Vietnam
while NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue will assume great responsibility as
inter-parliamentary cooperation is becoming an important factor of global
security and stability, he wrote.
said Vietnam is now among 40 largest economies and 16 most successful emerging
economies in the world. It also climbed three spots in the global soft power
the article, he said Vietnam’s leadership apparatus has been completed and is
ready to perform harder and more ambitious tasks set by the 13th National Party Congress./.