THE CULTURAL AND EDUCATIONAL VIETNAM - INDIA COOPERATION UNDER THE “ACT EAST” POLICY’S IMPACTS (2014-2021)
Since 2014, Prime Minister of India Narenda Modi has transformed the “Look East” policy into the “Act East” policy and identified Southeast Asia as an important partner to ensure the strategic interests of this country. Accordingly, India has considered Vietnam as one of the pillars of “Act East” policy and an important partner in the Indo-Pacific vision on the basis of promoting comprehensive cooperation with Vietnam through “hard power” and “soft power”. In the years 2014-2021, Vietnam and India have promoted comprehensive cooperation in all fields, in which, culture - education has become one of the main cooperation fields of the bilateral relations and contributed to the success of India's “Act East” policy. This article analyzes the position and role of Vietnam in India's “Act East” policy and the achievements of cooperation between two countries in the field of culture - education.