A forum took place in Hanoi on March 16 to discuss the role of the press in linking the business community with the Government in the context of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) officially taking effect on December 30 last year.
Mai Duc Loc, Deputy Chairman of the Vietnam Journalists Association speaks at the event (Photo: VNA)
The forum delved into opportunities and challenges that the pact brings to Vietnamese firms and the role of the press in seeking measures to address such challenges.
Participants agreed that the business community needs the media to get useful information and advertise their products and services, while entrepreneurs and businesses offer perse topics to reporters and a source of financial assistance to media agencies.
Delegates underlined that both the press and business community take part in monitoring the implementation of the Government’s policies, particularly in administrative reform. The media has also contributed to helping firms increase domestic competitiveness and boost international economic integration, they added.
Mai Duc Loc, Deputy Chairman of the Vietnam Journalists Association (VJA), said the VJA has organised regular social activities to help connect enterprises with Party and State leaders, social organisations, and their foreign peers.
The forum was held as part of the ongoing National Press Festival 2019, themed “Renovated, creative, responsible Vietnamese press for the interests of the nation and people”. This year, the festival attracts 85 centrally-run press agencies and local journalist associations.