|The closing ceremony of the 13th National Party Congress. Photo: VNA
According to the article, perhaps Vietnam’s crowning achievement is the completion of the 15-member Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) while serving as ASEAN Chair in 2020. Vietnam has also consistently shown an instinct for constructive diplomatic entrepreneurship in other areas of international affairs. It hosted the DPRK-USA Summit in Hanoi in 2019 and facilitated the US and Russia joining the East Asia Summit in 2011. With Vietnam’s diplomacy reaching new achievements and with many of the current leaders in place, Vietnam is expected to rise to meet regional challenges over the next five years.