Vietnam News Agency celebrates 70th anniversary of establishment (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has agreed with a proposal to establish regional representative offices of the Vietnam News Agency in New York (the US) and Brussels (Belgium), the Government Office announced.

He asked the VNA to arrange staff without increasing the already approved 2017-2019 payroll, as well as balance expenses within the scale of the annual State budget estimate.

The PM also agreed to set up a representative office of Radio The Voice of Vietnam (VOV) in Australia. 

He asked the VOV to arrange expenses within the scale of the annual State budget estimate and other capital resources.

Boasting a network of 63 bureaus in all the cities and provinces nationwide and 30 overseas bureaus across the five continents, the State-run VNA has a strong contingent of reporters and editors working all over the country and in most of the key locations around the world, which is its unique advantage.

With more than 60 media products by more than 1,000 reporters and editors out of its 2,400-strong staff, the VNA is now the media office having the largest number of products and forms in the country: bulletins, photos, television programmes, dailies, weeklies, monthlies, magazines, pictorials, books, TV channel, e-newspapers and information programmes on mobile platforms.

The agency also delivers news in the largest number of languages. In addition to official Vietnamese-language news provided for domestic and foreign media outlets, stories for foreign service are written in English, Chinese, French and Spanish, not to mention print and e-newspapers in four other foreign languages, namely Lao, Korean, Japanese and Russian.-VNA