Vietnam seeks to popularise ASEAN

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aseanVietnam’s government is keen to popularise the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to raise public awareness of the ASEAN Community’s conception, objectives, values and interests, Vietnam News reported.

Under the programme, the mass media “from central to grassroots levels” will now run regular stories on ASEAN and the bloc’s events. Each year, the country will cooperate with other ASEAN members to produce documentaries on each country and share them with other association members.

The programme also includes the organisation of seminars, exchanges and fact-finding trips to Vietnam for regional journalists, as well as contests for the communities within the the 10-member bloc.

The government has assigned the Ministry of Information and Communication to implement the programme during 2013 and 2015 and oversee the formation of a steering committee for the dissemination of ASEAN information.

The steering committee for the dissemination of ASEAN information, headed by the ministry, is staffed by leaders of several other ministries and agencies, including the Foreign Ministry, the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs, the Finance Ministry, the Ministry of Public Security, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the Ministry of Education and Training, Vietnam Television, Radio the Voice of Vietnam, Vietnam News Agency and VTC Cable Television.

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Vietnam’s government is keen to popularise the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to raise public awareness of the ASEAN Community’s conception, objectives, values and interests, Vietnam News reported.

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aseanVietnam’s government is keen to popularise the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to raise public awareness of the ASEAN Community’s conception, objectives, values and interests, Vietnam News reported.

Under the programme, the mass media “from central to grassroots levels” will now run regular stories on ASEAN and the bloc’s events. Each year, the country will cooperate with other ASEAN members to produce documentaries on each country and share them with other association members.

The programme also includes the organisation of seminars, exchanges and fact-finding trips to Vietnam for regional journalists, as well as contests for the communities within the the 10-member bloc.

The government has assigned the Ministry of Information and Communication to implement the programme during 2013 and 2015 and oversee the formation of a steering committee for the dissemination of ASEAN information.

The steering committee for the dissemination of ASEAN information, headed by the ministry, is staffed by leaders of several other ministries and agencies, including the Foreign Ministry, the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs, the Finance Ministry, the Ministry of Public Security, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the Ministry of Education and Training, Vietnam Television, Radio the Voice of Vietnam, Vietnam News Agency and VTC Cable Television.

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