|VNA Deputy Director General Le Duy Truyen and PRD Deputy Director General Paitoon Hiranpradith at the 11th Joint Technical Committee (JTC) meeting in Ha Noi.
HA NOI (VNS)— The Vietnam News Agency (VNA) and Thailand's Public Relations Department (PRD) yesterday committed to further exchange information on their country's preparations for ASEAN integration by the end of 2015.
This was decided by VNA Deputy Director General Le Duy Truyen and PRD Deputy Director General Paitoon Hiranpradith at the 11th Joint Technical Committee (JTC) meeting in Ha Noi.
The two sides reviewed the results of the implementation of their Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on co-operation in information and news exchange and discussed measures to improve their coordination in the future.
PRD proposed that the VNA Bangkok-based bureau train PRD staff in the Vietnamese language. The proposed course will last at least 30 hours, enabling them to communicate in basic Vietnamese.
Deputy Director General Truyen agreed in principle to PRD's proposal.
VNA was in the process of working out its development strategy until 2020 with a vision for 2030, Truyen said, adding that he hoped PRD would share its assessment and forecast of media development in the future, particularly in the aspects of radio service and social media.
At the conclusion of the meeting, both sides signed a letter of transmittal for the 2014-2015 period. The 12th JTC meeting will be held in Bangkok in May 2015. — VNS