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VNA and Kyodo News push up relationship

Update: March, 27/2012 - 12:03


VNA General Director Nguyen Duc Loi and Kyodo News President Satoshi Ishikawa agreed to beef up bilateral co-operation. VNA Photo Thanh Tung
HA NOI – General Director of the Vietnam News Agency Nguyen Duc Loi and President of Japan's Kyodo News Satoshi Ishikawa have agreed to strengthen their relationship in the climate of increasingly competitive news coverage worldwide.

At a meeting yesterday during Loi's six-day visit to Japan, the two leaders agreed to exchange information and provide Japanese and Vietnamese language training to reporters.

The two sides will support each other in expanding access to information in their countries.

Yesterday Loi also met with Japanese Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Yukio Edano and House of Representatives member and former Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshito Sengoku.

As the Vietnamese Government's official information organ, Loi said the Vietnam News Agency would contribute to strengthening the mutual understanding between Vietnamese and Japanese people and improving relations between the two countries, especially through economic co-operation.

Minister Edano affirmed that the Japanese-Vietnamese relationship had strongly developed in recent years. He also looked forward to expanding bilateral co-operation in the future.

He said the combination of Vietnamese resources and Japanese technology would contribute to the development of the two countries.

The minister also said the co-operation between Vietnam News Agency and Kyodo News would play a crucial role in boosting bilateral co-operation, which would occur more effectively if entrepreneurs from the two countries more readily understood each other.

Sengoku, who is now President of the ruling Democratic Party of Japan, highly valued the development potential of Viet Nam and gave a proposed a number of measures to enhance the country's economic development.

Over the next few days, Loi will meet with leaders of Hiroshima and Kyoto and daily newspapers in the two cities. -- VNS

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