The date July 28, 1995 marked an important integration milestone for
Vietnam and went down in the history of the Association of Southeast
Asian Nations (ASEAN) as the S-shaped country officially became the
seventh member of the regional organisation that is now considered one
of the world’s most dynamic groups. In the 20 years since, Vietnam has
spared no efforts in joining other members to build and develop a
“common ASEAN house”, and contributed greatly to its development
policies, cooperation directions and major decisions.