VNA General Director Nguyen Duc Loi (L) and APP CEO Bruce Davidson at the signing ceremony (Source:VNA)
Sydney (VNA) - The State-run Vietnam News Agency (VNA) and the Australian Associated Press (AAP) have signed an agreement on enhancing cooperation in the exchange of information in the coming time.
 

The agreement was inked by VNA General Director Nguyen Duc Loi and APP CEO Bruce Davidson at the AAP headquarters in Sydney, Australia, on March 16.

The agreement is hoped to help further foster links between the two news agencies in particular, as well as strengthen the partnership and effective cooperation between media firms in Vietnam and Australia in general.

Under the agreement, the two sides will exchange news stories in English and photos, thus meeting the increasing information demand of both countries’ people.

At their talks before the signing ceremony, VNA General Director and APP CEO Bruce Davidson discussed future bilateral cooperation, which will focus on providing support for each other’s correspondents, towards co-organising training programmes for their reporters and technicians.

As members of the executive board of the Organisation of Asia-Pacific News Agencies (OANA), the two sides highlighted professional cooperation in a practical and effective manner in the time ahead.

They also compared notes on challenges facing news agencies and media firms worldwide at present.

During his stay in Australia, VNA General Director Nguyen Duc Loi had a working session with representatives from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).

VNA has signed cooperation agreements with 40 news agencies over the world.-VNA