|General Director of the Vietnam News Agency (VNA) Nguyen Duc Loi yesterday welcomed Asia News Network (ANN) executives and media people to Ha Noi.— VNA/VNS Photo An Dang
HA NOI (VNS) — General Director of the Vietnam News Agency (VNA) Nguyen Duc Loi yesterday welcomed Asia News Network (ANN) executives and media people to Ha Noi.
Delegates are in the capital to attend the ANN's annual meeting hosted by VNA's English-language newspaper, Viet Nam News.
Loi hailed the success of the meeting and spoke highly of the achievements the network had gained.
He introduced the guests to the VNA's structure and functions. He told them the organisation was a State-owned press agency with a network of bureaus in all 63 provinces and cities in the country as well as on all continents around the world.
The VNA is the first media organisation in Viet Nam that has been honoured with two Hero titles, namely the Labour Hero of doi moi (Renewal) and the Hero of the People's Armed Forces during the Resistance War.
He said that in 60 years, the VNA had grown into a reliable source of information for the Party and the State, and was a prestigious regional news agency that was looking forward to becoming a multi-media group.
ANN executive director Pana Janviroj thanks VNA for its support to make the Asia News Network 2014 meeting a great success. — VNS