VNA Deputy Director General Ngo Ha Thai (L) and Advisor to PRD Director General Chinapatara Puttachart sign the minutes of the 13th Joint Technical Committee Meeting (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) - Vietnam News Agency (VNA) and the Public Relations Department (PRD) of Thailand renewed their MoU on cooperation in information and news exchange at the end of the 13 th Joint Technical Committee Meeting in Hanoi on June 22.

The meeting was co-chaired by VNA Deputy Director General Ngo Ha Thai and Advisor to PRD Director General Chinapatara Puttachart.

Thai hailed the significance of the meeting this year when Vietnam and Thailand are members of the ASEAN Community.

He said bilateral ties between the Vietnam News Agency (VNA) – and the Public Relations Department (PRD) of Thailand have been unceasingly expanding, citing as an example a successful joint project of the two sides, when their reporters worked together to report on the two countries’ efforts to cope with El Nino, an issue faced by both Vietnam and Thailand.

Chinapatara Puttachart, for her part, said the bilateral media cooperation since 2003 has raised mutual understanding between the two peoples.

She expressed hoped that both sides will continue developing joint projects on information and communication, with a focus on issues of shared concern when joining the ASEAN Community.

During the meeting, VNA and PRD examined their past activities from 2015-2016, including the exchange of reporters, English-language written and television news, Vietnamese training language, and information sharing via the Internet.

They discussed the possibility of cooperation in the future, including the application of technological advances in producing and broadcasting news.

In order to celebrate the 40 th anniversary of Vietnam-Thailand diplomatic ties, VNA will make a film featuring bilateral relationship with the support of PRD.

The 14 th meeting of this kind is slated for Thailand next year.-VNA