President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF)’s Central Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan has asked central press agencies to do more to foster stronger national great unity.

Nhan had a working session in Hanoi on August 1 with officials from the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Popularisation and Education, Ministry of Information and Communication, Vietnam Journalists’ Association and several central press agencies, including the Vietnam News Agency (VNA), Nhan dan (People) Newspaper, Vietnam Television and radio the Voice of Vietnam.

Over the past time, the VFF standing board has coordinated closely with these offices in popularising the Party’s guidelines and the State’s policies on the national great unity, as well as the role and tasks of the front in the national construction and defence.

The coordination has led to the success of such campaigns as “Day for the poor”, “Vietnamese people use Vietnamese goods” and those that help raise public awareness of the fight against corruption, thrift practice and wastefulness prevention.

VNA General Director Nguyen Duc Loi suggested that VFF should direct its member organisations to proactively provide press agencies with information, especially those on pressing issues, for prompt and accurate coverage.

With its network of 63 representative offices at home and 30 others abroad, VNA is capable of bringing information to various readers, including ethnic minority groups in far-flung areas and overseas Vietnamese people, he added.-VNA