25 June 2020
Vietnam is living up to its ASEAN 2020 chairmanship theme of “cohesive and responsive” amid challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, tensions in the East Sea, and US-China trade tensions, according to a Singaporean-based scholar.
Vietnam’s relations with the rest of Southeast Asia have never been better, Yang Razali Kassim, Senior Fellow with the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) , wrote in a commentary.
After 25 years in ASEAN, he wrote, Vietnam’s economy has developed rapidly. It is now one of the fastest-growing new economies in Asia. This positive change is widely acknowledged by ASEAN leaders. One of the engines of Vietnam’s rapid economic growth is its bilateral ties with the more developed ASEAN economies, especially Singapore.
RSIS / Online
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