Winners of National External Information Service Awards honoured

(VOVWORLD) - Journalistic works and productions related to the COVID-19 pandemic dominated the list of winners at this year’s National External Information Service Awards held in Hanoi on Tuesday night.
Winners of National External Information Service Awards honoured - ảnh 1

The National External Information Service Awards 2019 attracted nearly 1,300 entries in 17 languages in various categories including print news in Vietnamese, e-newspaper in Vietnamese, print newspapers in foreign languages, e-newspapers in foreign languages, radio, television, photos and books.

The Voice of Vietnam won 15 prizes. The sixth edition of the annual awards, organised by the Steering Committee for External Information, the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Information and Education, and Vietnam Television (VTV), aims to recognize and honor outstanding authors, press works, and books in the external information sector.
National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan congratulated the winners and sent her regards to all those working in the external information sector, against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic severely affecting all aspects of socio-economic activities on a global scale.

She said: "The external information service needs to contribute to promoting national strength and time strength and combine external relations activities of the Party, State, the people, and the National Assembly in order to raise Vietnam’s status on the international arena. We need to convert challenges into opportunities and spread our achievements in the fight against COVID-19 to promote Vietnam, its land and people to prove the correct and firm leadership of the Party and mobilize more resources for recovery and economic growth."