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Vietnam's 'mediation diplomacy' faces key test in Myanmar crisis

Hanoi has failed to respond meaningfully to military coup and suppression

The ongoing crisis in Myanmar is shaping up as a key test of Vietnam’s mediation diplomacy. (Source photo by Reuters)

BANGKOK -- Vietnam has managed to bring the new coronavirus under control and engineer a respectable 2.9% economic growth for 2020 despite the pandemic. The National Assembly, or parliament, chose the Southeast Asian nation's new leadership for the next five years during a session that ended on April 8.

Vietnam's political leadership has four pillars: Communist Party chief, president, prime minister and chair of the National Assembly.

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