Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Bac Son at the event. (Photo: VNA)

The ASEAN Vietnam portal has been launched at three official domains aseanvietnam.vn, vietnamasean.vn and asean.vietnam.vn.

The portal is designed to provide a database featuring ASEAN’s management and the activities of the ASEAN Information and Communications Steering Committee.

It will also introduce ASEAN member states and serve as an archive for the bloc.

Addressing the launch ceremony in Hanoi on September 21, Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Bac Son said ASEAN will promote communications as well as raise public awareness of developing the grouping into a community of peace, stability, development and prosperity, thus connecting nations together for a culture of diversity and rich identity.

The portal has English and Vietnamese versions and various features including ASEAN introduction, news and events, information search, community pillars, library, Q&A, contacts, and ASEAN Window.

The event was to celebrate the upcoming birth of the ASEAN Community and Vietnam’s 20-year membership of the bloc.-VNA