Foreign journalists and press attachés of foreign representative offices in Vietnam have acted as bridges bringing Vietnam closer to the world and vice versa, affirmed Deputy Foreign Minister Ha Kim Ngoc.

At a meeting in Hanoi on January 11 with foreign journalists and press attachés, Ngoc, emphasised that in 2015, they kept track of each major event in Vietnam so as to timely provide the world with information about the country’s situation.

Journalist Chong Pak from CNBC television working in the waters of Vietnam's Hoang Sa archipelago. Source:

According to him, last year, Vietnam celebrated the 40th anniversary of the South Liberation and National Reunification (April 30) and the 70th National Day (September 2), while organising a number of activities to mark the establishment of its diplomatic ties with other countries. It also successfully hosted the 132nd Inter-Parliamentary Union General Assembly in March, and maintained political security and economic growth.

Ngoc expressed his hope that foreign reporters and press attachés will continue to exert their efforts in helping international friends understand more clearly and exactly all aspects of Vietnam as well as its socio-economic development achievements, and its stance on regional and international issues.

The Foreign Ministry will create favourable conditions, to timely and fully inform foreign journalists and press attachés of the nation’s major events and issues, by helping connect them with Vietnamese ministries, sectors and localities, he added.

Source: VNA