HA NOI — Official news agencies of Viet Nam and Russia should continue expanding exchanges of information, not only in political and socio-cultural areas but also on the promotion of economic co-operation between the two countries' firms, contributing to the development of a strategic partnership between Viet Nam and Russia.
The remarks were made by General Director of Viet Nam News Agency Nguyen Duc Loi and Deputy General Director of the Russian News Agency ITAR-TASS Alyaudinov Farit, in Ha Noi yesterday.
At the meeting, Loi briefed Farit on VNA's operations regarding the improvement of traditional information service quality and development of multimedia products, like the online newspaper, news on mobile phones and television broadcasts, meeting the demand for information in Viet Nam's new situation.
He stressed the good performance of the two agencies' recent co-operation in exchanges of information, high-ranking delegations and reporters and support for activities of their correspondents.
He affirmed that along with information provided by VNA correspondents in Moscow, ITAR-TASS's news sources on Russia, the post-Soviet Union situation and important international issues were used effectively by VNA news units.
In particular, VNA objectively recounted the democratic atmosphere of activities of the pre-election period and elections of the Russian President, helping Viet Nam's media provide accurate and timely information on the Russian political arena.
Alyaudinov Farit said ITAR-TASS always attached importance to promoting traditional relations with VNA.
He said he wanted the two news agencies to expand their relations and proposed the two sides organise a 3-D photo exhibition to introduce the land and people of both countries.
He said his agency was focusing on developing multimedia products to provide to media in Russia.
At the meeting, the two leaders agreed to consider the possibility of signing an agreement on exchange of multimedia and training in Russian and Vietnamese languages for their reporters. — VNS