|Delegates at the inauguration ceremony pose for a group photo (Photo: VTV)
The office, led by former Yonhap correspondent in Vietnam Kim Sun-ha, will focus on news from Southeast Asia, Central Asia, and Oceania.
General Director of the Vietnam News Agency (VNA) Nguyen Duc Loi delivered a congratulatory speech at the inauguration ceremony, which saw the attendance of Yonhap President and CEO Cho Sung-boo.
Loi said he was impressed by Yonhap’s decision to choose Hanoi as the venue for its third overseas regional representative office.
He noted that it reflected the importance of Southeast Asia to the RoK, the position of Vietnam in the region, and the fruitful ties between Yonhap and VNA.
The VNA General Director wished successful operations for the new office and that cooperation between the two agencies would grow further, thereby contributing to Vietnam-RoK relations.
Founded in December 1980, Yonhap, the only national news agency of the RoK, has signed cooperation agreements with 65 foreign news agencies to date.