|Nguyễn Đức Lợi (left) awards Eric-Normand Thibeault, director of the Asia-Pacific Office at the International Organisation of La Francophonie, with the Vietnam News Agency Memorial Medal. — VNA/VNS Photo |Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Le Courrier du Vietnam, the only and oldest French-language weekly in Việt Nam, on Thursday, was awarded the Third-class Labour Medal for its contribution in connecting and promoting the country to the Francophone Community around the world.
Established in the early 1950s, Le Courrier du Vietnam has carried the mission of Việt Nam’s leading diplomatic medium. September 20, 2018 marks the 25th anniversary of Le Courrier du Vietnam being transferred from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the Vietnam News Agency.
Speaking at the anniversary, Nguyễn Đức Lợi, director of the Vietnam News Agency, expressed his appreciation to the newspaper for its efforts in delivering the image of the culturally diverse and economically emerging country to 80 other French speaking countries around the globe.
Eric-Normand Thibeault, director of the Asia-Pacific Office at the International Organisation of La Francophonie, also applauded Le Courrier du Vietnam for the diverse information offered by the newspaper.
“Thanks to Le Courrier du Vietnam, we not only deliver information to the public but also get to know other fields of politics, diplomacy, environment and youth, to which we pay a lot of attention,” he said.
At present, Le Courrier du Vietnam offer three editions including a weekly, an online news outlet and television show named “Francophone space.” — VNS