Vice Director of the MIC’s Authority of Press Nguyen Thai Phien (Source: VNA) 
 
Vientiane (VNA) – A training course to improve Lao journalists’ public relations (PR) and professional skills, the 20th of its kind, opened in Vientiane on November 20.

The five-day course was a joint effort of the Vietnamese Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) and the Lao Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism, attracting 40 reporters and editors from the Lao central and local press outlets.

Speaking at the event, Vice Director of the MIC’s Authority of Press Nguyen Thai Phien said the event aims to share professional experience among journalists from the two countries, especially PR skills.

Director of the Lao Institute of Information, Culture and Tourism Vilaythong Sisanone said after 19 courses with 19 practical themes, hundreds of Lao journalists have been trained and covered helpful news in service of the public.

He also took the occasion to thank the MIC for assisting the Lao press sector over the past years.-VNA