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Vietnam shows ASEAN valuable new form of leadership

With no one country out in front, it makes sense for members to pick specific areas

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Nguyen Xuan Phuc has no desire to replace Indonesia as the organization's de facto leader.   © AP

Huong Le Thu is a senior analyst at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute.

The virtual summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations taking place this Friday presents a challenge -- not only for the 10-nation bloc but also for Vietnam, the group's 2020 chair.

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