Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan presented the Independent Order, Second class, to the Domestic News section of the Vietnam News Agency yesterday in recognition of its achievements during the 2009-2013 period.
Party Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and Chairman of the National Assembly Nguyen Sinh Hung sent flowers to the unit on the occasion.
Speaking at the granting ceremony, Vietnam News Agency General Director Nguyen Duc Loi said the section was one of the agency's major units and always completed its assigned tasks.
The unit produced timely, accurate reports of ongoing events in all fields, from politics, international relations and business to culture, science and technology, he said.
Also, the news section has properly righted wrong information and refuted slanders regarding religious issues, democracy, human rights and the country's land and island ownership.
The news section has been granted a number of other medals for its outstanding achievements.