The agreement was reached at a meeting jointly held by the aforementioned units on December 16 in Lang Son city to review their working coordination in 2020.

Reportedly, this year, the Department of Technical Services and these civilian organizations creatively and actively carried out dissemination of information about national seas and islands in line with reality. They diversified forms of information dissemination, contributing to raising public awareness of national maritime sovereignty and high sense of responsibility for national seas and islands. These helped create synergy for the firm protection of the sacred national sovereignty over seas and islands.

At the event

With their coordination, people from all walks of life have learnt more about the importance of the seas and islands in the national construction and defense cause. They have also been updated on the developments in the East Sea (South China Sea), the Party and State’s crafts on the diplomatic front, China’s new baseless claims, and Vietnam’s policies on national seas and islands. Such information dissemination drives on national seas and islands helped all Vietnamese people, especially those living in border areas, feel confident, boost production and stabilize their lives in the context of the increased false negative information on social media.

Within the framework of the coordination between the navy and localities, local television and radio stations and online newspapers have run more than 5,980 articles, reports, and images on national seas and islands in their columns or programs, namely “Vietnam’s seas, islands and borders,” “National sovereignty over seas and islands,” “Fatherland and naval soldiers,” “Towards the sacred national seas and islands,” “Towards the East Sea,” and “Information about coastal areas in the Central region and Central Highlands.”

Next year, the Party Committee and leaders of the Naval Service will direct the Department of Naval Technical Services to further its cooperation with the above-mentioned organizations to improve the effectiveness of the dissemination of information about national seas and islands. They will also reward groups and individuals with achievements in the work in a timely manner while flexibly adjusting information to meet the mission requirements in the current period.

Representatives of the Vietnam People's Navy at the event

On the occasion, the Naval Service Command presented certificates of merit to nine groups and nine individuals with outstanding accomplishments in information dissemination about national seas and islands in 2020.

Earlier, delegates from the Committees of Information and Education of the provinces and city visited Huu Nghi International Border Gate and several national border markers in Cao Loc district, Lang Son province.

Translated by Chung Anh