The article described Vietnam as a strong emerging country, and one of the fastest-growing digital economies in the region.

The country is also likely to become the second-largest digital economy in Southeast Asia by 2025.

Commenting on bilateral ties, the author highlighted the long-standing relationship between Russia and Vietnam. The two countries upgraded their relationship to a comprehensive strategic partnership in 2012.

Vietnam follows the policy of balance between major countries based on respect for national interests, and has been quite successful in becoming a new geopolitical hotspot in the region.

The article concluded that it is strategically important for Russia to maintain Vietnam’s role as a gateway to Asia, in order to enhance cooperation in trade and other key sectors between the two countries./.