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Government moves to popularise ASEAN

Update: September, 06/2013 - 14:00
Under the programme, the mass media from central to grassroots levels will run regular stories on ASEAN and the bloc's events.— Photo vov

HA NOI (VNS)– The Prime Minister has approved a Government's programme of action to popularise the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

The move aims to raise public awareness of the ASEAN Community's conception, objectives, values and interests.

Under the programme, the mass media from central to grassroots levels will 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 Viet Nam 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 (MIC) to implement the programme during the 2013-2015 period and oversee the formation of a steering committee for the dissemination of ASEAN information.

The MIC, together with the Foreign Ministry, has been assigned to roll out activities during ASEAN Week, which will take place from July 28 to August 8 each year.

The steering committee for the dissemination of ASEAN information, headed by the MIC, is staffed by leaders of several 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. -- VNS

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