Dinh The Huynh, Politburo member and Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee (CPVCC), has emphasised the need to continue raising the quality of foreign information work and publicising information on the position, role and strong potential of Vietnam’s sea and islands to all strata of people.

Huynh, who is also Head of the CPVCC’s Commission for Popularisation and Education, made the statement at a national conference reviewing five years of foreign information work, including publicising information on sea, islands and land border demarcation in 2010, and defining orientations and tasks for 2011, that closed in Ho Chi Minh City on March 4.

Increasing the forecast quality and completing mechanisms for instruction, assignment and coordination between agencies involved in foreign information work were also needed, said the Politburo member.

He hailed renovation and diversification in foreign information content, including the contents to refute hostile viewpoints. The foreign information modes have become more diversified, attractive and persuasive, he said.

Publicising information on sea and islands has recorded progress in depth and width which have brought effective results, he said, adding that information on the results of border demarcation and landmark planting has created consensus in society and increased people’s confidence in the Party and State’s policies on border and territory.

Deputy Foreign Minister Pham Gia Khiem said that foreign information work has a mission of creating consensus in society and mobilising international and overseas Vietnamese support and cooperation in the national renovation, construction and defence./.