At the signing ceremony (Source: VNA)
Can Tho (VNA) – The Vietnam Journalists’ Association (VJA) and the Steering Committee for the Southwestern Region signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on June 24.

Under the MoU signed by VJA Chairman Thuan Huu and the committee’s permanent deputy head Son Minh Thang, both sides will convene half-yearly and yearly press conferences on regional socio-economic development, as well as hold seminars discussing issues of shared concern, particularly on climate change, saline intrusion, regional connectivity, human resources training and sustainable poverty reduction.

They also agreed to ask for the Prime Minister’s permission to establish a media training centre based in Can Tho, while coordinating in information orientation and disseminating news regarding ethnic, religious, human rights and historic affairs in the region.

Each year, the two sides will launch press awards on the themes of agriculture, farmers, rural areas, poverty reduction, human resources training, regional connectivity and climate change response.

The VJA will also offer feedback on the committee’s social activities.

On the occasion, the VJA launched a press award on the Mekong Delta.-VNA