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Interview by Dr. Ekaterina Koldunova to Vietnamese “Thanh Nien” Newspaper

Interview by Dr. Ekaterina Koldunova to Vietnamese “Thanh Nien” Newspaper

09.02.2021

On Lunar New Year’s Eve a special issue of the Vietnamese newspaper “Thanh Nien” was published, dedicated to the outcomes of the year 2020 in Vietnam.

A special issue covers commentaries by international experts on the results of Vietnam’s chairmanship in ASEAN and an overall political and economic situation in the country.

In her interview an Associate Professor at the Department of Asian and African Studies, ASEAN Centre’s Senior Expert Dr. Ekaterina Koldunova noted the successful ASEAN Summit convening despite the pandemic and rising of Sino-US tensions; highlighted the RCEP signing, as well as positive Vietnam’s economic performance, its success in combating COVID-19 and perspectives of Russia-Vietnam relations in terms of Russia’s regional promotion of COVID-19 vaccine.

The Vietnamese newspaper “Thanh Nien” (Youth) is one of the largest newspapers in Vietnam with an average circulation of 400,000 copies daily. It has been published since the 1980s in Ho Chi Minh City.