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VNA, Yonhap sign deal to swap news

Update: August, 20/2015 - 09:55
The MoU was signed by VNA Deputy General Director Le Duy Truyen (R) and Yonhap President Park No-hwang at the Yonhap headquarters in Seoul yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo Vu Toan - Pham Duy

SEOUL 9(VNS) — Vietnam News Agency (VNA) and Yonhap News Agency, South Korea's leading newswire service, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the exchange of national promotional articles.

The MoU was signed by VNA Deputy General Director Le Duy Truyen and Yonhap President Park No-hwang at the Yonhap headquarters in Seoul yesterday.

Under the agreement, the two sides will produce and exchange English articles on their countries' developments to be published in both English and the counterpart country's language.

Topics of such articles should deal with Viet Nam-South Korea co-operation in economics, culture, tourism, arts, history and others.

The MoU, along with the previously signed agreements on professional co-operation, serves as a legal foundation for the two news agencies to carry out their partnership by exchanging visits, sharing information, providing support to each other's resident correspondents, and co-ordinating at regional and global press forums.

At talks held after the MoU signing ceremony, host and guest said information-sharing has benefited both sides in the past, contributing to the Viet Nam-South Korea strategic co-operative partnership.

They vowed to keep the co-operation going, especially in regards to the Korean community in Viet Nam and the Vietnamese community in South Korea.

Yonhap President Park No-hwang said Yonhap considered Viet Nam an important area and planned to place one more resident reporter there.

VNA Deputy General Director Le Duy Truyen said he hoped to learn more about Yonhap's experience developing digital media. Truyen led a VNA delegation on a five-day visit to the RoK starting on Tuesday. — VNS

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