The Vietnam News Agency (VNA) and the Algérie Press Service (APS) signed a Memorandum of Cooperation in Algiers on December 12, charting their cooperation course in the coming time.

The signatories were VNA Deputy Director General Le Duy Truyen and APS Chief Information Officer (CIO) Abdelli Mustapha.

Both sides will exchange photos and text and video news in English and French, assist each other in technical and professional issues, and work together at international forums.

They will conduct high-level visits to discuss bilateral connections and development orientations and exchange correspondents to help them sharpen their skills.

On the occasion, the VNA and APS officials shared experience in information services and professional activities.

APS officials were keen on how VNA built up its own TV Channel (VNews) as the Algerian agency is preparing for launching its TV channel.

Deputy Director General Truyen praised APS for providing VNA with information on Algeria, North Africa and the Middle East.

The two sides also reached consensus on orientations for cooperation in human resources training, especially improving French and Arabic languages for VNA’s journalists.-VNA