|Deputy Director General of the Vietnam News Agency Nguyễn Hoài Dương (second from right) greeted a delegation from the Ministry of Communication and Mass Media of Russia led by its Deputy Minister Alexey Volin (third from left) in Hà Nội yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo Doãn Tấn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI – Deputy Director General of the Vietnam News Agency (VNA) Nguyễn Hoài Dương greeted a delegation from the Ministry of Communication and Mass Media of Russia led by its Deputy Minister Alexey Volin in Hà Nội yesterday.
Deputy Minister Alexey Volin said the RT (Russia Today) channel is willing to provide VNA materials and videos covering politics, economics and culture from other countries for use on the agency’s Vnews and in other publications.
The Russian side wanted to receive Vietnamese officials in fact-finding tours of Russia’s journalism, mass media and information technology, he said.
Dương hailed the co-operation in news supply between VNA and Russian news outlets and hoped for broader partnership in communication and mass media with the Russian side.
Noting VNA’s interest in Russia’s news transmitting technologies, he said the agency will set up a Russian desk at its News for Foreign Service Department and wished that the Russian government will grant scholarships in journalism and Russian language for VNA’s reporters.
The Russian official showed his support for VNA’s proposal, suggesting the Embassy of Russia in Việt Nam act as a coordinator in the scholarship issue.
Later in the day, the Russian official had a working session with Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Phan Tâm during which they sought to step up the exchange of information and ensuring cyber information security.
The two sides agreed to broaden co-operation in other fields on the basis of the trustworthy relations established by the two countries. — VNS