|Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung (Photo:VNA)
Head of Vietnam ASEAN SOM, Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung, made the remarks during “ the “ASEAN Post 50 and Vietnam” symposium, opened in Hanoi on November 30
Southeast Asia has become more prosperous than ever with ASEAN playing a central role in maintaining regional peace.
"ASEAN’s path in the next 50 years does not look easy, especially as the ASEAN Community was established only 3 years ago and is striving its best to promote collective solidarity while ensuring the individual interests of each member country.
This event is expected to give the participants an overview of regional bloc’s development in the past 50 years together with opportunities and challenges facing the bloc in seeking new directions for development. It’s also an important preparatory step for Vietnam to assume ASEAN Chair in 2020," Dung added.