Vietnam, Cambodia news agencies urged to promote cooperation hinh anh 1Overview of Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam'smeeting with AKP Deputy General Director Keo Chandara (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has pledged that the Party, State and Government of Vietnam always back the Vietnam News Agency (VNA) and Cambodia’s news agency Agence Kampuchea Presse (AKP) to further bolster their cooperation in the future.

At a meeting with AKP Deputy General Director Keo Chandara in Hanoi on September 12, the Deputy PM said that the two agencies should actively work together to provide people of both sides with accurate news of the two countries and their sound relations.

VNA and AKP should continue their traditional affiliation activities and seek new measures to improve cooperation efficiency, he said, adding that both sides should make full use of opportunities from the digital era.

Along with contributing to the bilateral ties, the two agencies should strengthen cooperation in the framework of ASEAN and other regional and international collaboration mechanisms to which they are members, said the Deputy PM.

He highlighted that Vietnam always gives top priority to the reinforcement and development of friendship and multi-dimensional cooperation with Cambodia. He lauded the VNA’s launching of a news column on the Vietnam-Cambodia relations on the occasion of the Vietnam-Cambodia Friendship Year 2017.

He told his guest that 2017 is a special year for external activities in Vietnam as it plays hosts the APEC Year 2017, asking the AKP to actively cooperate with the VNA to popularize the images of Vietnam, its people, culture and foreign relations achievements to Cambodian people and international friends.

For his part, Kep Chandara briefed his host on the outcomes of his talks with VNA leaders.

He said the two agencies reached an agreement on the promotion of cooperation and mutual support in professional activities, as well as the upgrade of infrastructure system, thus contributing to deepening mutual understanding and friendship between people of both countries.-VNA