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VNA, Kyodo seek to strengthen media ties

Update: March, 30/2015 - 10:04
Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs Fumio Kishida receives General Director of the Vietnam News Agency Nguyen Duc Loi (right) in Tokyo. — Photo VNA

TOKYO (VNS) — General Director of the Vietnam News Agency (VNA) Nguyen Duc Loi has offered to back co-operation between VNA's Economic News Department and NNA Japan Co.

The idea was proposed by president of the Kyodo News Agency, Masaki Fukuyama.

The VNA chief, who is on a working visit to Japan, made the statement during talks with Fukuyama, who revealed that the NNA Japan Co. which specialised in producing economic news, intended to report on the Vietnamese economic situation.

Fukuyama said he hoped co-operation between the NNA and VNA would be as effective as ties had traditionally been between the two news agencies.

He said Japan attached great importance to relations with Viet Nam, and that exchanging information was becoming more relevant as the number of Japanese companies investing in Viet Nam continued to grow.

Loi was received by Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs Fumio Kishida, who highlighted the remarkable progress in the relationship between Viet Nam and Japan.

He said this had followed the elevation of ties to a strategic partnership for peace and prosperity in Asia during the visit of President Truong Tan Sang to Japan last year at the invitation of Emperor Akihito.

The VNA chief also visited Fukuoka city where he had a working session with president of the Nishinippon newspaper, Takao Kawasaki.

Kawasaki expressed interest in opportunities for co-operation with the VNA. — VNS

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