Foreign service information work contributes to national development

Information work for foreign service has been carried out comprehensively, making significant contributions to ensuring peaceful environment, territorial integrity and international integration for the country.

This was heard at the conference held by the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Information and Education in collaboration with the Steering Committee on External Information Work in Hanoi on December 28.

As 2018 plays an important role in realising the resolution adopted by the 12th National Party Congress, the 2016-2020 socio-economic development plan and popularisation work has attained significant achievements, helping raise public awareness on sea and island, land border demarcation and marker planting, and border management while mobilising international support and boosting cooperation with countries sharing borderline with Vietnam, the conference heard.

At the meeting, representatives from ministries, sectors and localities shared experience in external information work and discussed important issues in implementing popularisation mission in 2019. 

Head of the commission Vo Van Thuong said that dissemination work should be carried out in a more flexible manner, meeting demand of different groups of people and localities.

He added that information technology (IT) and modern communication methods must be utilized effectively, particularly to reject wrongful and distorted information by hostile forces and promote the image of Vietnam’s land, culture and people among international friends.

Stressing key missions for 2019, Thuong stated that relevant authorities should get deeper insight into the significance of foreign service information and challenges to carry out the work in the new context.

In addition, they should keep close watch on global and domestic developments to build rational dissemination programmes, he underlined.

At the event, the commission presented merit certificates to 28 agencies, including Vietnam News – the only English-language daily in Vietnam which is an affiliate of the Vietnam News Agency, and nine individuals for their excellent accomplishments in external information work of sea and border-related information in 2018.