The Vietnamese Government pledges to support the Vietnam Journalists’ Association (VJA) in strengthening cooperation with the ASEAN Press Federation (APF) and international press.

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam made this assertion during a meeting with ASEAN journalists led by Benny Antirpoda, who are currently on a working visit to Vietnam.

He said he hopes the APF would play an active and outspoken role in contributing to regional and global development, peace, and stability, particularly with regard to the establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community in 2015.

Benny Antirpoda said professional exchanges between ASEAN journalists would boost mutual understanding and friendship in the region and beyond.-VNA