The Vietnam News Agency (VNA) and the central province of Quang Tri signed an agreement on communication cooperation in Dong Ha city on November 15. (Photo: VNA)

Quang Tri (VNA) – The Vietnam News Agency (VNA) and the central province of Quang Tri signed an agreement on communication cooperation in Dong Ha city on November 15.

Under the agreement, the two sides have identified cooperation for mutual development as a strategic task in order to meet the country’s requirements of reform and international integration in the new situation.

They will exchange information to popularise policies and guidelines, and promote Quang Tri’s culture, land, people, potential, advantages, and projects calling for investment to domestic and foreign friends through the VNA’s news outlets.

The VNA will cover information about Quang Tri in all spheres, focusing on the building of the Party and political system, and the implementation of the provincial Party Committee’s resolution and the Politburo’s Directive No.05-CT/TW on studying and following President Ho Chi Minh’s ideology, morality, and lifestyle.

The agency will expand its coverage of the opportunities and investment advantages in the Southeast economic zone; renewable energy and tourism projects; and clean, organic, and high-tech agriculture in Quang Tri; as well as trade and tourism activities along the East-West Economic Corridor.

Quang Tri’s efforts in administrative reform, business environment improvement, implementation of social welfare policy, the preservation of tangible and intangible heritage, the promotion of the image of local people, poverty reduction, national security protection, the building of Vietnam-Laos border line, and the settlement of consequences of unexploded ordnances left by the wars will be highlighted by the VNA.

The VNA will support the portals of the provincial Party Committee and People’s Committee, and allow local press agencies to use its published products free of charge with clear source quotations, while helping the province train its reporters.

In response, Quang Tri pledged to create favourable conditions for VNA journalists to operate in the province in line with the law, and instruct its localities and agencies to provide information for the agency.

Addressing the signing ceremony, VNA General Director Nguyen Duc Loi, who is also a member of the Party Central Committee, highlighted advantages of the agency which has representative offices in the 63 cities and provinces of the country and 30 overseas representative offices worldwide.

The VNA boasts the most products and information forms in the country, and is the biggest in Southeast Asia, he said, adding that the agency has set up bilateral and multilateral relations with nearly 40 major news agencies and press organisations across the world.

Loi expressed his wish that Quang Tri will continue to create conditions for the VNA and its representative office in the province to complete its assigned political tasks and implement targets set in the agreement.

For his part, Party Central Committee member Nguyen Van Hung, Secretary of the Party Committee and Chairman of the People’s Council of Quang Tri, said that the VNA’s coverage of Quang Tri in recent times has encouraged the provincial Party Committee, authorities and people to strive towards achieving further.

The official expressed his hope that the agency will step up information promoting Quang Tri’s image through its products. –VNA