|VNA General Director with the newly appointed heads of Vietnamese representative offices. — VNA/VNS Photo
HA NOI — The Vietnam News Agency (VNA) is willing to collaborate with Viet Nam's overseas representative offices in promoting the country's image and economic achievements, VNA General Director Nguyen Duc Loi said.
Speaking at a working session with the newly appointed heads of Vietnamese representative offices at the VNA headquarters yesterday in Ha Noi, the leader of the state-owned news agency asked the officials to continue working closely with the VNA in information work, and providing information to the agency.
The VNA leader introduced his guests to the VNA's network, which has 63 local representative offices in all 63 provinces and cities across Viet Nam and 30 overseas bureaus.
Apart from supplying news and photos to its subscribers, the agency has approximately 60 publications in both Vietnamese and foreign languages, including the electronic multi-language newspaper Vietnam Plus, English newspaper Viet Nam News, the Tin Tuc (News) daily and the The Thao and Van Hoa (Sports and Culture) daily, besides French weekly Le Courrier du Vietnam and the multi-language Vietnam Pictorial magazine. It also runs its own television channel, VNEWS.
Over the past 70 years, the VNA fulfilled its task as a national news agency, becoming a reliable strategic information centre of the party and the state, and acted as a bridge connecting Vietnamese people at home and abroad and foreigners around the world, General Director Nguyen Duc Loi said.
On behalf of the diplomats, Deputy Foreign Minister Dang Minh Khoi stressed the importance and necessity of coordination between the VNA and ambassadors and chiefs of overseas representative offices.
He said VNA correspondents would receive support from the chiefs of Vietnamese representative offices abroad. – VNS