|The Vietnam News Agency (VNA) and the Antara News Agency of Indonesia agreed to strengthen co-operation at talks between top officials yesterday.— VNA/VNS Photo Phuong Hoa
HA NOI (VNS) — The Vietnam News Agency (VNA) and the Antara News Agency of Indonesia agreed to strengthen co-operation at talks between top officials yesterday.
Antara President and Managing Director Saiful Hadi is currently on a visit to seek stronger connections between the two news agencies.
During the talks, VNA General Director Nguyen Duc Loi and Saiful Hadi compared notes on their common concerns, while emphasising the role played by news agencies in enhancing information exchange and friendship between countries, especially among ASEAN members.
They also discussed the establishment of a federation of ASEAN news agencies to boost co-ordination at multilateral forums, heightening the role of communications in the resolution of regional and international issues.
After the talks, a renewed co-operation agreement to exchange information was signed.
The two agencies signed their first agreement in 2001.
The new agreement will enable the agencies to continue exchanging English news and pictures for their countries' press agencies.
They also pledged to work closely to exchange visits for press correspondents and copy editors in the future.
Antara will also support VNA correspondents operating in Indonesia.
During their trip, the Indonesian guests toured several key editorial boards and information units at the VNA. — VNS