Symposium spotlights Vietnam-Russia cooperation hinh anh 1Participants attending the symposium from the Centre for the Study of Vietnam and ASEAN (CIVAS) (Photo: VNA) 
Hanoi, (VNA) - An online international symposium was held recently to discuss cooperation between Vietnam and Russia in science and education, the achievements and challenges in people-to-people exchange, and Vietnam’s road to development.

It was arranged by the Centre for the Study of Vietnam and ASEAN (CIVAS) under the Institute of Far Eastern Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IFES RAS), together with the Institute for European Studies at the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences.

Dr Aleksey Maslov, head of IFES RAS, and Associate Professor Nguyen Chien Thang, Director of the IES, underlined the significance of meetings and exchanges of viewpoints between the countries’ scholars, affirming that they cannot be hampered by COVID-19.

About 30 scientific reports were delivered during the symposium, focusing on the three major themes of Vietnam’s August Revolution, the socio-economic situation in Vietnam and the world, and the country’s culture and art.

Participants also touched on the country's accomplishments in international integration and its relations with the US, China, Russia, France, and ASEAN.

Some presented reports on intensive agricultural production and maritime ecosystem safety in Vietnam, its participation in the Greater Mekong Subregion development programme, educational development, the traditions of local ethnic minority groups, and the conservation of folk arts.

A new yearbook will be published by CIVAS by early 2021 based on the reports, which is expected to help Russian scientists and practitioners better understand Vietnam as a trusted strategic partner and friend./.