Politburo member and permanent member of the Party Central Committee Secretariat Le Hong Anh has highlighted the significant role played by external information in foreign affairs and ideological work of the Party and State.

At a conference to review the performance of the Steering Committee on External Information Service in Hanoi on Feb. 15, Anh said the service has provided the world with a sound understanding about Vietnam and assists in gaining international support during national modernisation.

He urged the news service for foreigners to comprehensively implement missions in the context where the world and region have experienced complex changes that strongly affect the country’s security and development.

Anh also asked the service to take advantage of opportunities to deal with newly emerging challenges, contributing to a peaceful environment, socio-economic development, defending independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity and enhancement of Vietnam’s world status.

Politburo member, Head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Popularisation and Information Dinh The Huynh is the President of the Steering Committee on External Information Service in the 11th tenure./.