National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan (R) presents flowers to new Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Manh Hung (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – With 461 “yes” votes, or 95.05 percent, deputies of the 14th National Assembly approved the appointment of Nguyen Manh Hung as Minister of Information and Communications during the ongoing sixth session in Hanoi on October 24.

The appointment was made through secret voting.

Hung will hold the position for the 2016-2021 tenure.

Earlier on October 23, NA deputies passed a resolution approving the dismissal of Truong Minh Tuan from the post of the Minister of Information and Communications.-VNA