MUNRFE visited webinar by ASEAN Centre in MGIMO-University

On 14 May 2020, MUNRFE members were invited to the webinar on the epidemiological situation in Southeast Asia, organized by ASEAN Centre in MGIMO-University. During the lecture, students deepened their knowledge of ASEAN responses to COVID-19 and perspectives of the region in the post-COVID-19 period.

The members of MUNRFE had an opportunity to listen to the expert opinion of Dr. Carlos Tabunda, Director of the New Era University-ASEAN Studies Center in Manila, and host of the “ASEAN Hour” on Net 25 TV channel on the measures taken by the governments to contain COVID-19 pandemic. In frames of the lecture, Dr. Tabunda provided an overview of the results of the Online Special ASEAN and ASEAN+3 Summits on COVID-19 held in April 2020, also referring to the proposal to establish ASEAN COVID-19 Response Fund. Moreover, the audience was provided with the most recent statistics on the coronavirus in the ASEAN region.

Following the lecture by Dr. Tabunda, representatives of ASEAN Centre in MGIMO-University organized a discussion on the current regional situation and the forthcoming changes, with a participation of Dr. Victor Sumsky, Director of ASEAN Centre in MGIMO-University, Prof. Evgeny Kanaev of the Higher School of Economics along with young Philippine academics and delegates of the recent ASEAN-Russia Youth Summits Mr. Jonh Paul Mandejar and Mr. Kritzman Caballero.

MUNRFE would like to express its deepest gratitude to the ASEAN Centre in MGIMO-University for its invitation and a great contribution to the development of the young leaders of the Russian Far East and is looking forward to furthering cooperation.

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