Vientiane (VNA) - The Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) in collaboration with the Lao Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism opened the third training course in 2015 for Lao journalists from Laos’ press agencies on December 21.

At the opening ceremony, Deputy Head of the MIC’s Press Department Vu Thanh Son highlighted that the training courses are organised to concretise cooperation agreements between two ministries, aiming to improve professional skills and share experience for Lao journalists.

Lecturers, who are journalists from the MIC and Radio the Voice of Vietnam, will share their experience with Lao colleagues in covering major events, particularly when Laos will hold its 10th National Party Congress and resume the Chair of ASEAN in 2016, Son added.

For his part, Director of the Lao Institute for Information, Culture and Tourism Vilaythong Sisanone said that some 45 Lao trainees will discuss and get modern journalism skills during the five-day course.

He asked the trainees to grasp opportunities to acquire knowledge and better off their skills, serving national development./.