The Vietnam News Agency (VNA) and Turkey’s Anadolu Agency (AA) inked a new co-operation agreement on information exchange in Hà Nội yesterday.— VNA/VNS Photo
HÀ NỘI — The Vietnam News Agency (VNA) and Turkey’s Anadolu Agency (AA) inked a new co-operation agreement on information exchange in Hà Nội yesterday.
The agreement, which replaces the 2007 co-operation agreement, was signed by VNA deputy general director Lê Duy Truyền and his AA counterpart Mustafa Ozkaya, in the presence of Turkish Ambassador to Việt Nam Akif Ayhan.
Under the document, the two sides will increase sharing photos and exchanging TV news, aside from the existing exchange of English-language stories, to meet the growing demand for news updates in their respective nations.
Speaking at the talks prior to the signing, Truyền said the enhanced news exchange will help the two agencies diversify stories and report objectively on regional and international issues, along with their countries’ domestic affairs.
He added that VNA has continually strived to provide neutral information in a timely manner, in conformity with Việt Nam’s foreign policy of being a friend, a reliable partner and a responsible member in the international community.
Mustafa Ozkaya said VNA is a large and important partner of his agency in Southeast Asia. He also thanked VNA for supporting AA during activities of the Organisation of Asia–Pacific News Agencies.
Founded in April 1920, AA currently has about 3,000 employees, as well as representative offices in 86 countries. It provides some 2,200 news stories and 1,900 photos for Turkish and foreign press outlets every day. — VNS