Editor-in-chief Thuan Huu speaks at the launching ceremony (Source: nhandan.com.vn)

Moscow (VNA) - Nhan Dan (People) newspaper officially launched its representative office in Moscow, Russia on July 6, becoming the fourth press agency of Vietnam opening a branch in the country.

The launching  ceremony was attended by Thuan Huu, member of the CPV Central Committee (PCC), Editor-in-chief of Nhan Dan newspaper, deputy head of the PCC’s Commission for Information and Education, and President of the Vietnam Journalists’ Association; Vietnamese Ambassador to Russia Ngo Duc Manh; and Nicolai Nozdrev, Director of  the Third Asian Department under Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.

Representatives from the Russian friendship associations, the Vietnamese Association in Russia and press agencies of Russia and Vietnam also participated in the event.

In his opening speech, Editor-in-chief Thuan Huu highlighted the time-honoured relationship between the two countries, saying that they have established a comprehensive strategic partnership and the bilateral cooperation has seen positive developments in the past few years.

He underlined the significance of establishing Nhan Dan newspaper’s office in Russia, noting that this will contribute to introducing and promoting the images of Vietnamese land and people, as well as the Southeast Asian country’s development to Russian people.

For his part, Nicolai Nozdrev affirmed this is an important event as the office will help reflect information on the Vietnam-Russia comprehensive strategic partnership as well as swiftly bringing stories about Russia to Vietnamese people.

Ambassador Manh said along with the representatives offices of the Vietnam News Agency, the Vietnam Television and Radio the Voice of Vietnam, Nhan Dan newspaper’s office will help provide more information related to the bilateral relations, Russia’s people and culture, as well as the Vietnamese community’s activities in the European country.

The office’s operation will contribute to strengthening the traditional relationship and comprehensive strategic partnership between Russia and Vietnam, he stressed.-VNA