The Junior College of Television under the national Vietnam Television (VTV) will assist the Lao National Television (LNTV) in personnel training under a cooperation agreement inked in Vientiane on March 18.

Among those attending the signing ceremony were Lao Deputy Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism Savankhon Raznontry and Minister Counsellor of the Vietnamese Embassy Hoang Xuan Hai.

Running through 2017, the programme will send 10 LNTV staff members to the Vietnamese junior college each year for training in journalism, filming, television technology, telecommunication, and informatics.

LNTV General Director Bounchao Phichit thanked Vietnam’s Party and State as well as the VTV for their assistance, illustrating the special relationship between the two countries.

The training programme is part of a cooperation agreement signed between the VTV and the Lao Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism in February 2012.

On January 30, the VTV presented professional equipment worth 100,000 USD to the LNTV within a cooperation memorandum of understanding inked between the two sides in 2014.-VNA