|National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung (M) hosted a reception for the President of the Confederation of ASEAN Journalists (CAJ) Benny Antiporda and other ASEAN journalists in Ha Noi yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo Nhan Sang
HA NOI (VNS) — National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung hosted a reception for the President of the Confederation of ASEAN Journalists (CAJ) Benny Antiporda and other ASEAN journalists in Ha Noi yesterday.
Antiporda, who is also Vice President of the National Press Club of the Philippines, is in Viet Nam to attend a ceremony celebrating the 40th anniversary of CAJ and the 18th CAJ General Assembly.
The top legislator wished that the CAJ would continue improving its operation and apparatus as well as hold up its position and role in the press area.
Mentioning the historic significance of establishing the ASEAN Community later this year, he expressed hope that CAJ members will maintain their solidarity and friendship, further their role of connecting with and raising mutual understanding among the ASEAN member states via their news coverage.
Antiporda, for his part, hailed the Vietnamese NA and Government for their support to the Vietnam Journalists' Association (VJA) and journalists in general.
He hoped that the VJA would help develop CAJ into a strong and prestigious press organisation in the region and the world. — VNS