Participants were informed about the government’s Programme of Action to Promote ASEAN Cooperation and its plan to set up the National Information Committee on ASEAN and disseminate information on the bloc’s social and cultural affairs from now until 2015.
Nguyen Thi Hoang Thuy, a representative from the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT), suggested related agencies create a channel to receive people’s feedback about ASEAN.
Regarding to upgrading of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) website, Thuy said other ministries should have their own websites linked to the MoFA to improve the quality of information.
Quan Duy Ngan Ha, MIC Director General of Department of International Cooperation, said the plan to promote ASEAN’s image until 2015 aims to highlight ASEAN’s important role, position and remarkable achievements, as well as each member country’s history, culture and daily life.
It is important to make clear the significance of building the ASEAN community for the benefit of mutual cooperation and development in the region.
Communications work needs to be done domestically and internationally on a regular basis to cover ASEAN’s major events.