National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung yesterday called on the Viet Nam News Agency to continue its work in providing diversified and comprehensive information to bridge the gap between the NA and the public.
While working with the VNA on the occasion of its 66 anniversary (15/9/1945 – 15/9/2011), Hung congratulated and applauded the agency's efforts and successes over the past years.
Hung said that, since transmitting its first bulletin featuring the historic Declaration of Independence read out by President Ho Chi Minh at Ba Dinh Square, the VNA had greatly contributed to the revolution.
Generations of VNA officials and reporters have upheld the spirit of bravery and sacrifice in adding to the nation's common cause, he said.
With a network of bureaus in 63 cities and provinces nationwide and 27 in foreign countries, as well as a strong contingent of over 2,200 cadres and reporters, producing 40 types of information products, the VNA has actively contributed to introducing the country in images and current events internationally, he said.
VNA news reporting has contributed much to solidifying national solidarity.
VNA leaders were urged to recognise and make good shortcomings in agency operations to satisfy requirements of national construction, protection and development.
Hung expressed his wish that VNA officials, reporters and technical staff continue making efforts to heighten the position and prestige of the VNA in the region and the world.
Hung also spoke highly of the content quality of VNA Television (Vnews) after one year of operation, saying that the channel has managed to provide up to date, concise, correct and comprehensive information.
VNA General Director Tran Mai Huong affirmed that VNA staff, reporters and editors were determined to build on their achievements in developing the agency into a powerful national communications group and a reliable strategic information provider actively contributing to national construction and development. — VNS