Yonhap President congratulates Vietnam News Agency on 75th founding day

On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the establishment of Vietnam News Agency (September 15, 1945 - September 15, 2020), OANA President Cho Sung-boo, who is also President and CEO of the Yonhap News Agency in the Republic of Korea, sent his congratulations and made remarks on cooperation with VNA.


First of all, I would like to express my sincerest congratulation on the 75th anniversary of the foundation of the Vietnam News Agency.

As a Vietnam’s representative news agency, VNA has achieved sustained growth and development since its birth in 1945.

In particular, it has made remarkable development under Mr. Nguyen Duc Loi’s excellent leadership over the last decade, actively coping with rapidly-changing media environment and leading a digital new media market.

As key news agencies representing South Korean and Vietnam respectively, Yonhap and VNA have maintained close exchanges and cooperation for a long period of time.

Both agencies have cooperated closely in a variety of fields for a long time, including personal exchanges in both levels of top management and employees and news content exchange.

I had the opportunity of participating in the OANA Executive Board Meeting, which was hosted by VNA in Hanoi on April, 2019. I was deeply moved by VNA’s capability, progress and hard work to make this occasion a success.

As President of the OANA, I would also like to express my deep gratitude to VNA, one of Executive Board members, for its active engagement and support.

Furthermore, I would like to convey my sincere appreciation to VNA Director General Mr. Nguyen Duc Loi, who has become the strongest supporter for Yonhap as well as my close friend. I ask for his continued advice and cooperation now and forever.

Once again I would like to congratulate on the 75th anniversary of the foundation of the Vietnam News Agency and hope VNA will make tremendous success forever and cement its status as a prestigious global news agency in the future./.