|Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan (left) receives Cambodian Press Agency, Sok Mom Nimul, in Ha Noi yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo Thong Nhat
HA NOI (VNS) — Director General of the Vietnam News Agency (VNA) Nguyen Duc Loi and his counterpart from the Cambodian Press Agency (AKP), Sok Mom Nimul, held talks in Ha Noi yesterday on ways to boost bilateral co-operation.
The VNA leader suggested increasing the sharing of information and coverage of latest developments in the Viet Nam-Cambodia relations.
He said the connection between the two agencies was not on par with political relations between the two countries.
While reviewing the status of recent co-ordination, Nguyen Duc Loi stressed the need to open more professional training courses, launch a technical upgrade project for the AKP, connect the VNA television channel (Vnews) with AKP's cable television network, and publish the bilingual pictorial Dan Toc & Mien Nui (Ethnic Minorities and Mountainous Areas) in Vietnamese and Khmer languages in Cambodia.
The host asked the AKP to design a specific plan on VNA's technical infrastructure support for submission to Cambodian agencies and added to the portfolio of projects within the Viet Nam-Cambodia Inter-Committee framework.
Agreeing with the VNA Director General's proposals, Sok Mom Nimul said the two agencies should intensify co-operation, particularly in popularising information on the formation of the ASEAN Economic Community which will debut later this year.
She underlined the VNA's help to the AKP and pledged close collaboration with VNA to introduce Viet Nam and its people to Cambodians.
After co-operative ties were established in 1979, the VNA and AKP signed a professional co-operation agreement in July, 2006, in Ha Noi, facilitating daily news and photo sharing, annual visits, technical assistance, expertise exchange and mutual consultations at regional and global forums.
The AKP has also offered all possible assistance to VNA reporters based in Cambodia
At the end of the talks, a document on the transfer of equipment as VNA's aid to AKP was signed. — VNS