PM attends launch of VOV Australia in Sydney hinh anh 1The VOV Australia was launched in Sydney on March 17 in the presence of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc. (Photo: VNA)

Sydney (VNA)
– The Voice of Vietnam (VOV) Australia, the 11 VOV representative office  overseas, was launched in Sydney on March 17 in the presence of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc who is on a tour to Australia.

Speaking at the launching ceremony, VOV General Director Nguyen The Ky said the the VOV sets up a representative office in Australia as the country plays a significant part in external relations of Vietnam and ASEAN as well as links within the Indo-Pacific region. In addition, more than 300,000 Vietnamese are living and studying in Australia, he added.

Australia has developed a strong relations and cooperation with Vietnam over the past four decades and is now an important partner in Vietnam’s foreign policy and comprehensive international integration strategy, Ky said, noting that VOV’s representative office in Australia will be a news channel to popularise updates on Vietnam’s ties with Australia and New Zealand and the Vietnamese communities in these two countries.

PM Phuc has been busy in an official visit to Australia and attending the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit whick takes place from March 16-18. It is also an important occasion as Vietnam and Australia are celebrating the 45th anniversary of diplomatic ties this year (February 26, 1973) and announced the establishment of the Strategic Partnership.

The VOV is one of Vietnam's largest state-run media agencies, producing news in all forms of media with eight radio channels, 17 television channels, one printed and two online newspapers. Its radio programmes are broadcast in 12 ethnic minority and 12 foreign languages besides Vietnamese.-VNA