The cooperation in information exchange and professional training between the Vietnam News Agency (VNA) and its Lao counterpart Khaosan Pathet Lao (KPL) has achieved fine results over the past time, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has said.

Phuc made the remarks at a reception for visiting acting General Director of the KPL, Sounthone Khanthavong, in Hanoi on November 16.

He suggested the two sides continue cooperating and supporting each other to improve the quality of information and photographs, and intensify experience exchange in personnel training and facility construction.

The Deputy PM expressed his hope that in the time to come, the two news agencies will continue speeding up information cooperation, and introduce Vietnam-Laos special relations and cooperative activities in economics and trade and culture for the people of the two countries and the world over.

Khanthavong said that the two sides have signed many cooperation agreements and protocols and this demonstrates their close relationship, contributing to raising information sharing between the two national news agencies.

He said that KPL hopes for VNA’s support with a focus on educating younger generations on the Vietnam-Laos friendship.

Earlier, the KPL’s delegation held talks with a VNA delegation led by General Director Nguyen Duc Loi.

The two sides reviewed the implementation of bilateral cooperation projects within the framework of the professional cooperation protocol for the 2011-15 period.

They agreed to continue cooperating comprehensively, and support each other in exchanging publications and improving the quality of news and photographs.

VNA will help the Lao news agency publish its own Pictorial and send technicians to Laos to help the KPL shoot and edit film.-VNA