VNA, PRD agree to boost news exchange co-operation

Update: September, 28/2017 - 15:07
VNA Deputy Director General Đinh Đăng Quang (left) and his PRD counterpart Charoon Chaisorn co-chair the 14th Joint Technical Committee (JTC) meeting in Bangkok on Wednesday. — VNA/VNS Photo
Viet Nam News

BANGKOK  The Vietnam News Agency (VNA) and Thailand’s Public Relations Department (PRD) have agreed to intensify reporting on the two countries and increasing co-operation in various fields to develop the relations between the two government-level information agencies. 
The agreement was reached at the 14th Joint Technical Committee (JTC) meeting held in Bangkok on Wednesday under the co-chair of VNA Deputy Director General Đinh Đăng Quang and his PRD counterpart Charoon Chaisorn. 
The two sides recognised their effective cooperation in implementing the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed at the previous JTC meeting in Hà Nội in 2016. 
They also pinpointed shortcomings in some cooperative contents and discussed measures to increase the efficiency of joint activities. 
VNA Deputy Director General Quang said the professional partnership between VNA and PRD had been developing in recent years in line with the sound cooperation and friendship between Việt Nam and Thailand. 
For his part, PRD Deputy Director General Charoon Chaisorn hailed the diverse co-operation between VNA and PRD which has incessantly expanded over the past decade. 
On the occasion, the VNA Deputy Director General presented award certificates to TV reporters from the PRD’s National Broadcasting Services of Thailand (NBT) for their work on the celebration of traditional Tết (Lunar New Year) and socio-economic and cultural life in Việt Nam, which won the consolation prize in Việt Nam’s National External Information Service Award 2016. 
VNA and PRD signed a memorandum on professional exchange in 2003, and since then the bilateral co-operative ties have been expanded to various fields such as the exchange of delegations and information, especially in television, training, and website linkage. 
The State-owned VNA has established co-operative ties with many media agencies in the region and around the world, including PRD.