HA NOI – National Assembly Deputy Chairman Uong Chu Luu today conferred an Independence Order, Third Class, on the Vietnam News Agency's Picture Editorial Board, for its significant achievements in the cause of Vietnamese revolutionary journalism over the past 55 years.
A ceremony was also held to celebrate the board's 55th anniversary.
The Picture Editorial Board, set up in 1957, is one of the five key editorial boards of the Vietnam News Agency.
Its mission is to provide photos in the fields of politics, diplomacy, economics, culture and society, both domestic and international, said General Director of the Vietnam News Agency Nguyen Duc Loi.
He said that over the years, the board had strengthened co-operation with international news agencies. – VNS