ASEAN Centre in MGIMO-University the MFA of Russia


International Online Conference “The Rise of Regional Multipolarity: The Importance of ASEAN Centrality”


On July 30th, 2020 the Valdai Discussion Club jointly with Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia (FPCI) held an online conference on “The Rise of Regional Multipolarity: The Importance of ASEAN Centrality”.

The ASEAN Centre’s Director Dr. Victor Sumsky and the Director of the Asian and Pacific Cooperation Department, the MFA of Russia, Mr. Alexei Ovchinnikov participated in the event. Among the speakers were representatives of the think tanks and state agencies from Indonesia, Singapore and Taiwan.

The participants discussed following issues: connection between the pandemic and the growth of regional multipolarity, ASEAN centrality and the prospects of the Russia-ASEAN strategic partnership.

The conference materials are available at the Valdai Discussion Club website.