Vietnamese, Thai journalists enhance affiliation hinh anh 1VJA Chairman Thuan Huu. (Source: VNA)

The Confederation of Thai Journalists (CTJ) has hailed the effective bilateral cooperation with the Vietnam Journalism Association (VJA), its 22-year partner.

During the talks with the VJA delegation led by Chairman Thuan Huu, CTJ Chairman Thepchai Yong proposed greater engagement between the two agencies for upcoming prominent events, including the formation of the ASEAN Economic Community, the meeting of the Confederation of ASEAN Journalists (CAJ) and the 40th anniversary of Vietnam-Thailand ties.

The CTJ supports the VJA’s 2-year CAJ chairmanship that will begin at the end of 2015, he stated.

Agreeing with the CTJ’s suggestion to pilot training courses for Vietnamese and Thai reporters, VJA Chairman Thuan Huu proposed that the two sides sign a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation by year’s end.

Huu informed his host that preparations for the CAJ meeting to be held in Vietnam this year are running smoothly.

The VJA, which boasts 800 newspapers and 22,000 members, sent a delegation to visit Thailand from September 26 – October 2.-VNA