On July 30, at 11:00 Moscow time (GMT+3), the Valdai Club and Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia (FPCI) will hold an online conference titled “The Rise of Regional Multipolarity: The Importance of ASEAN Centrality”
The speakers will address the following issues: Is there a direct connection between the pandemic and the growth of regional multipolarity? How do Russia and the ASEAN member states see ASEAN centrality in navigating geopolitical developments? How can Russia and ASEAN strengthen their partnership in the post-COVID-19 era? Can the escalation of tensions in Asia be avoided?
The conference will begin with the welcome addresses by Andrey Bystritskiy, Chairman of the Board of the Foundation for Development and Support of the Valdai Discussion Club and Dino Patti Djalal, Founder and Director of the Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia.