A National Steering Committee for International Integration will be up and running soon under a decision signed by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on April 23.

The PM-led committee will include Deputy PMs Pham Binh Minh, Vu Van Ninh and Vu Duc Dam, who will lead respective commissions for international integration in terms of politics, national defence and security; economics; culture, social affairs, science, technology and education-training.

The body will consist of four permanent members: the Head of the Government Office, the Foreign Minister, the Minister of Industry and Trade and the Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.

Eight other members are leaders from the ministries of Public Security, Planning and Investment, Finance, Justice, Science and Technology, Education and Training, and Culture, Sports and Tourism.

The committee is tasked with helping the PM devise orientations, strategies and solutions for international integration.

It will assist the Government and the PM in directing ministries, government agencies and provincial and municipal People's Committees to effectively realise relevant policies and guidelines.

The committee is also required to make periodical reports on its activities to submit to the Politburo, the Secretariat, the Government and the PM./.