PM inaugurates VOV representative office in Australia

Saturday, 2018-03-17 11:53:57
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PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc and delegates inaugurate the new representative office of VOV in Sydney on March 17. (Photo: NDO)
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NDO – The Voice of Vietnam (VOV) opened a new representative office in Sydney on March 17 in the presence of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, who is on an official visit to Australia.

Speaking at the event, VOV Director General Nguyen The Ky, said that the establishment of VOV’s 11th foreign office in the country comes from the fact that Australia plays a strong role in the relationship with Vietnam, ASEAN and within the Indo-Pacific region.

The country currently hosts more than 300,000 Vietnamese people, he added.

Stating that Australia has had a good tradition of friendship with Vietnam over the past four decades and is now an important partner in Vietnam's comprehensive foreign policy and international integration, Ky expressed his hope that the VOV correspondents’ operations in Australia would contribute to spreading VOV channels, along with other press agencies, to create a synergy in promoting information about the relationship between Vietnam and Australia, Vietnam and New Zealand, as well as about the Vietnamese community in the two nations.

The inauguration took place at a critical juncture as PM Phuc and his high-level delegation are paying a visit to Australia to attend the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit 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.

VOV is one of Vietnam's leading State-run media agencies, producing news in all four types of media, broadcasting on eight radio channels, 17 television channels, and one printed and two online newspapers.

It has set up six domestic resident offices and 11 in foreign countries. Its radio programmes are broadcast in 12 ethnic minority and 12 foreign languages besides Vietnamese for the overseas audience.