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FUNCTIONS, DUTIES AND POWERS OF THE FOREIGN INFORMATION DEPARTMENT

Location and function
     1. The Department of Foreign Information is an organization under the Ministry of Information and Communications, performing the function of advising and assisting the Minister in performing state management and enforcing laws on foreign information.
      2. The Department of Foreign Information has legal status, seal and account for transactions according to the provisions of law; Headquartered in Hanoi city.

Duties and powers
        1. Advise and assist the Minister in performing state management tasks
        a) Develop and submit to the Minister for promulgation or let the Minister submit to competent authorities for promulgation draft legal documents in the field of foreign information;
        b) Develop and submit to the Minister for promulgation or for the Minister to submit to competent authorities for approval strategies, planning, long-term, medium-term and annual development plans, programs, schemes and projects in the field of foreign information field;
       c) Advise and help the Minister guide and direct the implementation of programs, research topics, projects and investment projects in the field of foreign information according to the provisions of law;
      d) Develop, synthesize and submit to the Minister a report to the Government on foreign information activities of ministries, ministerial-level agencies, Government agencies, provincial-level People's Committees, and press agencies.

       2. Directly organize and implement state management
      a) Guide, organize, inspect and supervise the implementation of legal documents, policies, strategies, planning, plans, programs, schemes and projects in the field of information for grandmother;
      b) Guide the content of foreign information for Vietnamese news and press agencies on a regular or irregular basis;
      c) Act as the focal point for coordinating foreign information work with ministries, branches, localities, press agencies, and domestic and foreign organizations;
      d) Organize the implementation of plans to train and foster foreign information skills and operations for officials in charge of foreign information work of ministries, ministerial-level agencies, agencies under the Government, and the Committee Provincial people, press and publishing agencies, editors and translators;
      d) Monitor, synthesize, analyze and evaluate foreign press opinion and information about Vietnam periodically, by topic and when there are important domestic and international events;
      e) Preside and coordinate with relevant units to provide information to explain, clarify and refute false information about Vietnam in all fields;
      g) Develop regulations on mechanisms for exchanging, coordinating, providing and sharing foreign information between state agencies and press agencies;
      h) Take the lead in coordinating with relevant agencies and units to organize international cooperation on foreign information activities according to the provisions of law and the Ministry of Information and Communications;
      i) Carry out foreign information activities in foreign areas; chair, guide and organize activities media promoting Vietnam's image go abroad;
      k) Preside over proposals and organize foreign journalist delegations to promote Vietnam's image on international mass media;
      l) Preside over the review, inspection and evaluation of the display of paintings, photos and other forms of information outside the headquarters of foreign representative agencies and foreign organizations in Vietnam;
      m) Propose, order and organize the production of products serving foreign information in Vietnamese and foreign languages ​​to propagate foreign affairs, fight against wrong views and arguments, and gender bias. introduce and promote Vietnam's image to the Vietnamese community abroad, foreigners in Vietnam and the international community;
     n) Organization of management, operation and exploitation Foreign affairs website vietnam.vn; information portal asean.vietnam.vn , and Electronic information sites serving foreign information needs; Deploy the construction of a foreign information television channel to broadcast abroad in accordance with the law;
     o) Preside over and coordinate to inspect, survey, and evaluate the effectiveness of foreign information activities of ministries, ministerial-level agencies, Government agencies, provincial-level People's Committees, and representative agencies Vietnam abroad, domestic press and publishing agencies and representative offices of Vietnamese press agencies abroad;
      p) Preside over preliminary and final reviews of foreign information activities.

       3. Coordinate the implementation of state management tasks
       a) Coordinate with agencies that provide foreign information to Vietnam's news and press agencies on a regular or irregular basis;
       b) Coordinate with relevant agencies to manage activities of Vietnam newspapers related to foreign countries and foreign press activities in Vietnam upon request;
       c) Coordinate with relevant units to carry out foreign information work with Vietnamese people abroad;
       d) Coordinate with the Inspectorate of the Ministry of Information and Communications to inspect, examine, handle violations and resolve complaints and denunciations in foreign information activities according to the provisions of law;
       d) Coordinate with the Department of Planning - Finance and relevant units to propose, develop and guide the implementation of economic - technical norms and quality standards of public service products and supervision mechanisms , assessment, quality inspection and regulations on inspection and acceptance of public products and services under the Department's state management scope;
      e) Coordinate proposals for rewards and discipline for agencies, organizations and individuals in foreign information activities.

      4. Carry out internal administration work:
      a) Research and apply science and technology in foreign information management activities; Organize the implementation of administrative reform, administrative procedure reform, information technology application, digital transformation to serve the Department's activities according to the programs and plans of the Government and the Ministry of Information and Communications;
      b) Management of organizational structure, civil servants, public employees, and workers; Implement policies, salary regimes and other regimes for civil servants, public employees and workers under the management of the Department according to the provisions of law and decentralization of the Minister;
      c) Manage finances, assets, records and documents according to the provisions of law and decentralization of the Minister.
      5. Perform other tasks as prescribed by law or assigned by the Minister.

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