The 21st ASEAN Lecture – Viet Nam’s ASEAN Chairmanship 2020: Cohesive and Responsive


About the Lecture

The year 2020 marks an important milestone as Viet Nam assumes the ASEAN Chairmanship and celebrates 25 years of its admission to ASEAN. Along with the ASEAN Chair tenure in 2020, Viet Nam also serves as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council in the 2020-2021 period. The 21st ASEAN Lecture by His Excellency Nguyen Quoc Dzung, Deputy Foreign Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam highlights rapid and complex changes in the regional and global landscape, and identifies key challenges that merit ASEAN’s focused attention in the community building process. Against this backdrop, the Lecture elaborates on the theme “Cohesive and Responsive” and priorities that Viet Nam will put forward under the ASEAN Chairmanship 2020.

About the Speaker

His Excellency Nguyen Quoc Dzung is Deputy Foreign Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam. With 29 years of experience in the Foreign Service, he has held various senior positions and built up a wide range of experiences, especially in international integration, bilateral and multilateral diplomacy, international economic affairs, and human resources management and development. Prior to his current appointment, he was Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs, Director-General of Organization and Personnel Department and Director-General of Economic Affairs Department (2011-2016). He was Attaché and then Third Secretary at the Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam in the Federal Republic of Germany (1996-1999) and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Hungary, accredited to Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Albania (2007 to 2011). He holds a Bachelor of Sciences in International Relations from the Institute for International Relations (now the Diplomatic Academy of Viet Nam) and a Master’s degree in International Studies at Birmingham University, United Kingdom.


For registration, please click here. Registration closes on 16 December 2019.


Dec 17 2019


10:00 am - 11:30 am


ISEAS Seminar Room 1 & 2