THE PRIME MINISTER OF GOVERNMENT
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SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
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No: 165/2003/QD-TTg
Hanoi, August 08, 2003
 DECISION
PROMULGATING THE REGULATION ON THE PRIME MINISTER'S SPOKESPERSON
THE PRIME MINISTER
Pursuant to the December 25, 2001 Law on Organization of the Government;
Pursuant to the Government's Decree No. 23/2003/ND-CP of March 12, 2003 promulgating the Government's Working Regulation;
Pursuant to the Government's Decree No. 18/2003/ND-CP of February 20, 2003 defining the functions, tasks, powers and organizational structure of the Government's Office;
At the proposal of the Minister-Director of the Government's Office,
DECIDES:
Article 1.- To promulgate together with this Decision the Regulation on the Prime Minister's Spokesperson.
Article 2.- This Decision takes effect fifteen days after its publication in the Official Gazette.

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Article 3.- The Minister-Director of the Government Office and the Prime Minister's Spokesperson shall assume the prime responsibility in organizing the implementation of this Regulation.
The ministers, the heads of the ministerial-level agencies, the heads of the agencies attached to the Government, the chairmen of the People's Councils and the presidents of the People's Committees of the provinces and centrally-run cities as well as the heads of the concerned agencies shall have to implement this Decision.
 
PRIME MINISTER




Phan Van Khai
 
REGULATION
ON THE PRIME MINISTER'S SPOKESPERSON
(Promulgated together with the Prime Minister's Decision No. 165/2003/QD-TTg of August 8, 2003)
Chapter I
GENERAL PROVISIONS
Article 1.- The Prime Minister's Spokesperson (hereinafter called the Spokesperson) is a person tasked by the Prime Minister to speak to the press on the Government's important undertakings, policies and decisions as well as on the Prime Minister's and Deputy-Prime Ministers' work of direction and administration for the implementation of the Government's working programs, and on other domains according to law provisions.
 

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