ASEAN Centre in MGIMO-University the MFA of Russia


IDSC Special Webinar

IDSC Special Webinar


On December 3 International Development and Security Cooperation (IDSC), a nonprofit policy research organization in the Philippines, held a special webinar on Russia and the Indo-Pacific. Dr. Ekaterina Koldunova, ASEAN Centre Acting Director, Associate Professor at the Department of Asian and African Studies, MGIMO University, took part in the event.

The seminar participants made assessment of the current regional situation, analyzed Russia’s approach to the US policy in the region, the directions of Russia-China cooperation, and the perspectives of Russia-Philippines relations. H.E. Marat Pavlov, Ambassador of Russia to the Philippines gave the welcoming remarks.

Dr. Ekaterina Koldunova presented her perspective of the Russia-Philippines relations, their history and present state. Dr. Oleg Paramonov, Senior Researcher at the Institute of International Relations, MGIMO University, analyzed the economic and energy cooperation in the region.

The discussion was followed by a Q&A session.