VNA Director General Nguyen Duc Loi (R) and Director General of Algeria Press Service Abdelhamid Kacha sign cooperation agreement (Photo: VNA)
 
Hanoi (VNA) – Algeria and North Africa are among important areas to Vietnam News Agency (VNA) as well as Vietnamese audiences, VNA Director General Nguyen Duc Loi said during talks with Director General of Algeria Press Service (APS) Abdelhamid Kacha in Hanoi on June 14.

He noted that information provided by the APS will help VNA ensure the accuracy, impartiality and multi-dimension of its coverage on Algerian and North African issues.

Over the past few years, the two sides have actively exchanged information under signed bilateral cooperation agreements, he said, adding that the enhancement of cooperative ties between VNA and APS is important and in line with the traditional friendship between Vietnam and Algeria.

The APS Director General evaluated that the two news agencies have implemented effectively their cooperation over the past time, and expressed his hope that the bilateral collaboration will be elevated in the coming time.

The APS has been making effective use of information provided by the VNA to better serve the Algerian public’s demand for information on Vietnam, ASEAN, and Asia, he said.

During the talks, the two sides discussed challenges facing news agencies in the context of fierce information competition, along with measures to help VNA and APS ensure the fulfilment of their missions as national news agencies.

Director General Nguyen Duc Loi thanked APS for supporting VNA correspondents based in Algeria over the past years and hoped for continued assistance from the press service for VNA reporters working in Algeria.

During the talks, the two directors general signed a cooperation agreement on continuing the exchange of text, photo and television information, along with a new type of information - infographic news.

Both sides pledged to continue providing assistance for each other’s correspondents to carry out their professional activities and supporting each other at international forums.

VNA and APS signed cooperation agreements in 2000, 2007 and 2013. 

During his working visit to Vietnam, the APS Director General visited the VNA Television Centre (VNews) and Le Courrier du Vietnam newspaper office.-VNA