At a meeting with representatives of the press agencies on the threshold of the Lunar New Year or Tet in Hanoi on February 1, the Deputy PM highlighted 2017 as a successful year of external affairs.
Vietnam’s successful hosting of the APEC Year last year echoed with the press’ success in promoting the country's image to the world. This is a success in Vietnam’s diplomacy and foreign affairs communications," Minh said while describing media as an important tool to ensure national peace and stability.
Deputy PM and FM Minh said he was impressed by reporters’ professionalism, saying they have kept updated on events and overcome difficulties to provide timely and accurate information about Vietnam’s external affairs.
He called on the media agencies, reporters and relevant agencies to continue working hand in hand with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in disseminating foreign-related information and cover the country’s external activities in a timely manner, helping carry out the foreign policy of the Party and the State.
He praised reporters’ role in popularizing Vietnam's images thoroughly the activities of the APEC Year 2017 activities hosted by Vietnam, especially the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week in November, central Da Nang city.
He also praised the domestic press agencies and their representative offices' contributions to citizen protection abroad.