Russian scholar lauds Vietnam’s role in regional issues

(VOVWORLD) - Professor Vladimir Kolotov from the Saint Petersburg State University has said Vietnam, in its capacity as ASEAN Chair, plays an active role in seeking solutions to basic issues faced by the region at the 36th ASEAN Summit.
Russian scholar lauds Vietnam’s role in regional issues - ảnh 1 Professor Vladimir Kolotov (Photo: VNA)

Kolotov said under the chair of Vietnam, the 36th ASEAN Summit, the first of its kind over the past more than 5 decades held online, achieved outstanding results. One of the highlights is the proposal on an ASEAN strategy till 2025 in which Vietnam spotlights the spirit of solidarity as an extremely important factor to build the ASEAN Community.

According to Kolotov, regional security maintenance is the most important to ensure sustainable development. In such context, the mentioning of the East Sea issue in the ASEAN Leaders’ Statement has proved Vietnam’s role as ASEAN Chair 2020.

The scholar lauded Vietnam as one of the prestigious nations on the international arena because Vietnam always complies with international law and acts responsibly.

He added Vietnam always asserts that the East Sea issue could only be handled in accordance with the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC), towards reaching a Code of Conduct in the East Sea (COC) to ensure stability, security, and freedom of maritime and aviation, which he said, are necessary conditions to develop the grouping amid uncertain developments in the world at present.