The National External Information Service awards ceremony 2017, the fourth of its edition, took place at the headquarters of Vietnam News Agency in Hanoi on June 14.


The organising board has received a total of 970 entries in the categories of print newspaper, electronic newspaper, radio broadcast, television broadcast, press photo and book written in 15 languages from 115 press outlets, publishing houses, units and localities nationwide as well as authors from Russia, China, Spain, Cuba, Bulgaria, Slovakia, India and France.

A total of 105 entries were selected for the final round, and the best 67 were chosen for 7 first prizes, 15 second prizes, 18 third prizes and 27 consolation prizes.

On behalf of the Party and State, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh congratulated organisations and individuals on the achievements they’ve made in implementing external information activities over the past year.

He stressed the awards help strengthen connection and collaboration between external information press agencies, external information and internal information, contributing to encouraging reporters, editors, experts and researchers.-VNA