|VNA General Director Nguyen Duc Loi (R) and his KPL counterpart Sounthone Khanthavong in Vientiane yesterday.—VNA/VNS Photo Hoang Chuong
VIENTIANE (VNS) — The Vietnam News Agency (VNA) and the Lao news agency KPL, have agreed to lift the quality of daily exchanged news and promote the Viet Nam-Laos special relationship in 2014.
The two sides reached the agreement during talks between visiting VNA General Director Nguyen Duc Loi and his KPL counterpart Sounthone Khanthavong in Vientiane yesterday.
The two sides also pledged to enhance the dissemination of information regarding each country, as well news affecting the region. The two media heads also vowed to increase professional exchanges between their respective agencies.
VNA will continue to cooperate with KPL in issuing Vietnamese pictorials in the Lao language and help improve technical facilities at the Lao news agency.
In return, KPL pledged to help aid the broadcast of VNA's Vnews channel on Lao cable television.
The two sides also agreed to consult ministries from both sides on training provided to reporters and editorial staff.
VNA General Director, Nguyen Duc Loi, thanked KPL for its support for VNA's bid to become a member of the executive board of the Organisation of Asia-Pacific News Agencies. He also praised the Lao agency for the favourable conditions given to VNA's permanent reporters in Vientiane.
The Lao host also acknowledged VNA's assistance in helping KPL publish the Lao Pictorial. — VNS