Vietnam News Agency, PetroVietnam sign agreement hinh anh 1At the signing ceremony (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The State-run Vietnam News Agency (VNA) and Vietnam National Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam) signed a cooperation agreement in Hanoi on May 23.

Speaking at the signing ceremony, VNA General Director Nguyen Duc Loi lauded PetroVietnam as one of the pillar groups of the Vietnamese economy, contributing to the State budget and ensuring national energy security.

PetroVietnam also makes important contributions to maintaining national defence-security and safeguarding sea and island sovereignty, he said.

The VNA General Director said as a supplier of source news, VNA is providing accurate, objective, reliable and latest news to domestic and foreign press outlets.

He said VNA also provides important publications such as reference news and special reference news for agencies, adding that VNA is now a strong national news agency in Southeast Asia and is striving to become a multimedia corporation with various news forms.

On the occasion, he asked PetroVietnam to actively provide VNA with official and latest news, especially those regarding sensitive issues so that the outlet could disseminate, orient public opinions and reject wrongful information.

PetroVietnam Chairman Tran Sy Thanh said PetroVietnam always receives support from press agencies, especially VNA – a national press agency with prestige at home and abroad and a contingent of reporters across 63 cities and provinces nationwide and 30 bureaus abroad.

He said PetroVietnam workers are drilling oil day and night at sea and fulfilling the noble task of affirming national sovereignty. Despite recent difficulties, it remains one of the corporations that contribute most to the State budget and economic growth.

Thanh added that partnership with VNA will strengthen public trust in State-owned enterprises, contributing to improving information transparency and public supervision on businesses, as well as popularising the image and stature of PetroVietnam for national development.-VNA