Forum

THE MEKONG FORUM 1

The changing geopolitical landscape in the Mekong and its implications for sub-regional countries

The role and position of Mekong sub-regional cooperation in the overall foreign policy of Viet Nam have been increasingly consolidated. The 13th Congress and Directive No. 25-CT/TW emphasized elevating multilateral diplomacy with the goal that Viet Nam "strives to play a pivotal role, leading and conciliating at multilateral forums and organizations of strategic importance to the country, by its capabilities and specific conditions". Cooperation frameworks in Asia-Pacific, including sub-regional cooperation, are identified as a priority in implementing multilateral diplomacy in the coming time.

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In that context, Viet Nam needs to proactively identify interests, goals and appropriate measures in participating in sub-regional cooperation. Independent research and Track II diplomacy also play an essential role in proposing policy recommendations for Viet Nam’s participation in the sub-region cooperation. Therefore, strengthening strategic consultation on Mekong issues through research and Track II diplomacy is one of the essential tools to develop and implement multilateral foreign policies in general and socio-economic development policy related to the Mekong sub-region.  

Against this background, KAS cooperated with Institute for Foreign Policy and Strategic Studies - Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam to organize The Mekong Forum series starting from 2022 on ward.

The discussion in Mekong Forum 1  will focus on: 

  • Assessing the geopolitical position of the Mekong subregion in the policies of major countries  
  • Discussing the impact of geopolitical competition on the subregion; opportunities and challenges for the Mekong countries.  
  • Issues for cooperation among Mekong countries in the coming period.

Programm

14.00 – 14.15 Opening session

DAV Representative

Mr. Florian Feyerabend, Resident Representative, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Vietnam

14.15 – 15.20 Presentation session

Moderator

Dr. Le Dinh Tinh, Director General, Institute for Foreign Policy and Strategic Studies, Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam

 

Main speaker:

Journalist Kavi Chongkittavorn

Bangkok Post (Thailand) 

15:20 – 15:30 Break

15:30 – 16:45 Discussion session

Moderator

Dr. Le Dinh Tinh, Director General, Institute for Foreign Policy and Strategic Studies, Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam

 

Commentators: 

Ms. Hoang Thi Ha

Senior Fellow

ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute

Mr. Richard Heydarian

Polytechnic University of the Philippines 

Q&A

16:45 – 17:00 : Closing session

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Referenten

  • Journalist Kavi Chongkittavorn
    • Bangkok Post
    • Thailand
  • Ms. Hoang Thi Ha
    • ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute
    • Singapore
  • Mr. Richard Heydarian
    • Polytechnic University of the Philippines
Kontakt

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