Russian expert praises Vietnam's role in ASEAN

WVR/VNA - Grigory Trofimchuk, Chairman of the Council of Experts of the Eurasian Research Fund affirmed that Vietnam is a flagship of ASEAN.
Bộ trưởng Bùi Thanh Sơn dự Hội nghị đầu tiên giữa Bộ trưởng Ngoại giao ASEAN-G7
Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son attened the first meeting between G7 foreign and development ministers and ASEAN counterparts via videoconference on December 12, 2021. (Photo: Tuan Anh)

Russia’s e-newspaper has run an article written by Grigory Trofimchuk, a Russian expert on foreign policy, defence and security, highlighting Vietnam's leadership role in the region.

According to the article, Vietnam is not only one of the flagships of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) but also really proves its leadership role, becoming a central player in regional issues and the "key" to those matters.

Vietnam's strength lies in its growing prestige and position in the international arena, and its attractive business environment, political stability, and predictable foreign policy, Grigory said in his article.

According to the Russian expert, Vietnam's consistent and constructive stance on establishing a peaceful and stable environment in the region, including in the East Sea, is an important factor to help Hanoi adapt to the modern geopolitical situation.

He also highly valued Vietnam's role in the process of finding consensus with China on the East Sea-related issues, especially through the direction of the Communist Parties of the two countries to create specific results.

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