Vietnam News Agency attends ASEAN Media Partners Forum hinh anh 1At the event (Photo: VNA)
Beijing (VNA) – The Vietnam News Agency (VNA) attended the ASEAN Media Partners Forum hosted by the China Media Group (CMG) in Beijing on July 14.

As part of its attendance, the VNA signed a memorandum of understanding on bilateral information cooperation with CMG’s video news agency CCTVPLUS.

Besides the VNA, the Nhan Dan Newspaper, the Vietnam Television, and Radio The Voice of Vietnam also sent their delegations to the event.

Themed ‘Media Cooperation and Regional Development’, the forum aimed at boosting solidarity and collaboration between the CMG and its ASEAN partners in the post-COVID-19 era and spotlighting the importance of the mainstream communications in cultural exchange development and for a more suitable international order.

Vietnam News Agency attends ASEAN Media Partners Forum hinh anh 2Participants pose for a group photo (Photo: VNA)
Participants discussed the role of communications and media partnerships between China and ASEAN in regional development in the context of serious impacts of the pandemic taking place globally. 

In his recorded speech sent to the forum, Vietnamese Ambassador to China Pham Sao Mai congratulated achievements obtained from the cooperation between ASEAN and China, and expressed his wish to see further contributions from the press to such ties in the future.

The forum issued a joint statement proposing the establishment of an ASEAN media partnership mechanism./.