VNA General Director Nguyen Duc Loi speaks at the exchange programme (Source: VNA)
Nghe An (VNA) – The exchange of journalism skills helps tighten solidarity and increase understanding between journalists from the Vietnam News Agency (VNA) and the Lao News Agency (KPL).

VNA General Director Nguyen Duc Loi and KPL Deputy General Director Sinpanya Rattanavong shared the view at a meeting to review cooperation between the two agencies in the central province of Nghe An on June 11.

The boom of information requires the VNA and the KPL to promptly revamp their operation, affirming their role as State news agencies in each country’s press and political systems, Loi said.

He noted that his agency is focusing all resources on developing itself into a strong multimedia conglomerate which excellently performs its role as the Party’s and State’s key press outlet in the new situation.

He said he believes that the VNA will continue to receive support and cooperation from its Lao counterpart during its development path.

For his part, Sinpanya Rattanavong said the exchange of professional skills over the past time has helped KPL reporters enrich their knowledge and experience in the digital era while increasing mutual understanding between the two sides’ journalists.

The KPL will consult the Vietnamese agency’s experience to chart its development orientations in the time ahead, he said.

The exchange programme took place in Nghe An province from June 8-12 as the first activity under a cooperation agreement during 2016-2020 signed by the two agencies, aiming to deepen their special collaboration over the past 40 years.

While in Nghe An, more than 30 key officials and reporters from the two agencies offered incense at a memorial site dedicated to President Ho Chi Minh in Nam Dan district.

They were also briefed on the province’s socio-economic development as well as the friendship and cooperation between Nghe An and its Lao border localities such as Xieng Khouang, Bolikhamxay and Houaphan.

They also visited Nghe An newspaper, one of the Party’s newspapers which has revamped its operation over the past while.-VNA