Accordingly, foreign information work must follow written instructions on guiding management of foreign information services issued by the Ministry of Information and Communications, as well as documents on guiding foreign information services of the Municipal Party Committee’s Commission of Propaganda and Education. The foreign information work must be conducted in association with internal affairs, foreign affairs, diplomacy of the Party, the State and the people. Information must be provided fast, accurately and timely; information security, national secret must be ensured; the task of foreign information work is connected with monthly task of the units.
It is expected that all portals/ or websites of the city’s departments, agencies, sectors, People’s Committees of districts and towns will improve quality of information of socio-economic development of localities as well as international information; all officers in charge of the portals/ or websites and officers in charge of foreign information services in Ha Noi are provided with foreign information and language skills.
Major foreign information channels of Ha Noi will improve information quality of all information, including introducing information of Ha Noi to the world and providing international information to Hanoians; proactively conduct popularization work in order to fight false allegation of hostile forces; help international friends and Vietnamese overseas to easily access to information of the capital city through the foreign information channels; develop publications and souvenirs which are typical of Ha Noi; give timely instruction and orientation for Ha Noi press agencies in terms of foreign information work, increase effort to provide information to the news agencies in Ha Noi to popularize policies, mechanisms of the Party and the State, as well as achievements in the field of economy and social affairs.
The units assign officers to be in charge of foreign information service, and act as advisor to the city leaders to implement foreign information work according to their functions and missions; conduct training sessions to raise the awareness and qualification of foreign information services for people dealing with foreign information work in Ha Noi, focusing in following key points:
- Implementation of documents on state management in terms of foreign information; skills to speak and provide information to newspapers, international situation and foreign affairs of the Party and the State, international integration of Viet Nam and Ha Noi; training and popularization of foreign affairs with Laos in the new context; and improving language skills of officers responsible for conducting foreign affairs;
- Launching thematic emulation movement on effectively implementing foreign information service in the field of information and communications in 2018; building the digitalized database of foreign information, introducing and promoting the image of Ha Noi in Vietnamese and in foreign languages, and publicize it on the Ha Noi Portal; developing publications and souvenirs which are typical for the capital city; compiling papers and documents to popularize investment environment and opportunities to invest in production and trading; introducing potentials of Ha Noi tourism, and attracting more foreign investment; and giving priority to electric publications.