The Northwest Steering Committee (NSC) and Vietnam News Agency (VNA) have agreed to ramp up the dissemination of information and news about the northwest region through VNA products.

The initiative was determined at a working session between NSC Deputy Head Hoang Thi Hanh and VNA Deputy General Director Nguyen Hoai Duong in northern Yen Bai province on April 8.

The VNA Deputy Director briefed Hanh on the agency’s functions and strengths and suggested building an appropriate collaborative mechanism that maximises the efficiency of media coverage of the northwest region.

For her part, Hanh appreciated the efficiency of cooperation with the VNA in previous years and agreed with VNA’s proposal.

Accordingly, the NSC will actively inform the VNA of relevant information, its working schedule in advance and organise 2-3 meetings between the two agencies annually for performance reviews and orientations.

The VNA is committed to increasing its coverage on key matters of the region, including in agriculture and forestry industries, tourism and cultural values of ethnic minority groups.-VNA