Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong has underlined the Vietnam News
Agency’s role and responsibility as a reliable strategic information
provider of the Party and State, during his New Year visit to the VNA in
Hanoi on Jan. 18.
Trong commended VNA on its performance of
assigned political tasks and its efforts to renew content and reporting
styles, saying that VNA is an information bank providing all kinds of
information on domestic and world situation to media agencies and people
of all walks of life.
“Dealing with adverse impacts of the
market economy and international integration, the mass media needs to
strengthen its role as an army on the ideological front with each
reporter being a soldier and their pen and paper being their weapon.
a news bank, VNA needs to design a long-term information strategy and
vision for the future as well as training programmes to develop a
contingent of proficient reporters, who are firm politically and
ideologically to better perform their duties,” he added.
the Party leader, VNA General Director Nguyen Duc Loi said in the
context of an increasingly fierce ideological fight and a harsh
information competition, VNA has exerted its utmost to increase coverage
quality to well perform the function of a reliable strategic
information centre, a news bank serving not only the media system but
also the Party and Government work as well as research and policy
making institutes; and at the same time actively fight against hostile
During his visit, the Party chief visited
the VNA’s Departments of World News and Domestic News and wished all
reporters, editors and technicians a happy New Year./.