Venezuelan News Agency (AVN) and Vietnam News Agency (VNA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Venezuela during a three-day visit by a VNA delegation which concluded on July 10.

The accord calls on the two State-run newswires to share information in the format of text, audio, video, photographs and TV products.

VNA and AVN were committed to the exchange of visits by managerial and journalist staffs to share experience and improve their service quality.

VNA General Director Tran Mai Huong said “The memorandum will lay a ground for the two news agencies to boost cooperative ties in information, share their development experiences and help the Vietnamese and Venezuelan people better understand each other through their official information”.

The document was signed by Tran Mai Huong and AVN president Freddy Fernandez after the duo held talks on bilateral relations.

Host and guest shared a view that official sources of information have always played an important role in disseminating Party and state policies to the public as well as in the fight against hostile forces’ distorted information.

The two news agencies’ leaders also pledged to do their best in their own capacity, with VNA as member of the Organisation of Asian-Pacific News Agencies (OANA) and AVN as member of the Latin American Union of News Agencies (ULAN), to help each other better access and promote relations with other members of their organisations.

During his stay, the VNA leader also met with the leadership of the National Radio of Venezuela (RNV). Huong briefed them of Vietnam ’s recent developments as well as VNA’s achievements and goals in response to the host’s expression of interest.

In reply, RNV President Helena Salcedo emphasised that Vietnam ’s experience is invaluable to the Venezuelan people during their revolutionary cause towards socialism./.