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
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 diverse 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.-VNA