MUNRFE took part in the round table "ASEAN-Russia Cultural and Youth Diplomacy in Times of COVID-19"

On December 7-11, ASEAN Center in MGIMO University and the Southeast Asia Student Club jointly conducted the ASEAN Week 2020, which included a series of scientific, educational, cultural, and educational events aimed at disseminating information about the Russia-ASEAN dialogue partnership.

On December 8, in frames of the ASEAN Week, a round table " ASEAN-Russia Cultural and Youth Diplomacy in Times of COVID-19” was held in an online format and involved representatives of youth organizations, NGOs, volunteer movements, universities, and other public structures of Russia and ASEAN. The meeting was moderated by Dr. Ekaterina Koldunova, Associate Professor, Department of Asian and African Studies, Senior expert of ASEAN Centre in MGIMO University. Within the round table, MUNRFE Executive Director Mr. Aleksei Stanonis shared with participants the experience of the adaptation of our Organization to the new reality shaped by the coronavirus which brings the online format to a new level.

As a result of the discussion on the maintenance of bilateral relations in the current conditions of the pandemic, representatives of Russia, Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines, Singapore, and Cambodia proposed a number of new ideas and initiatives, the implementation of which is planned for 2021, the anniversary year for the dialogue partnership between Russia and ASEAN.

MUNRFE looks forward to enlarging cooperation with the ASEAN Center in MGIMO and appreciates the opportunities provided by its partner.

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