Vietnam News Agency (VNA) and the Notimex Mexican News Agency have signed a cooperation agreement for the 2015-2016 period to reciprocally provide domestic and international information services in news, photos, and audiovisual products.

VNA Deputy General Director Nguyen Hoai Duong and Notimex Director General Alejandro Ramos Esquivel reached the consensus during the former’s working visit to Mexico on July 20-24.

Both sides highly valued the implementation of information exchanges between the two news agencies over the past year.

They discussed measures to put in place and improve the efficiency of cooperation agreements with focus on exchanges of news, photos, audio and visual products.

Director General Alejandro underlined Notimex’s interest in Vietnam’s land, people, history, and culture as well as political and economic life and “doi moi” (reform) process since Asia is considered the most dynamic region in the world.

He expressed his hope to expand cooperation with the VNA in the time ahead to contribute to the sound collaboration between the two countries.

Deputy General Director Duong highlighted the significant role of Mexico and Notimex in Latin America, and agreed to seek measures to promote cooperation in exchanging information, professional experience, and training between the two agencies.

During the working visit, Duong was welcomed by General Secretary of the Mexican Labour Party (PT) Alberto Anaya Gutierrez, who briefed his country’s current situation and reiterated friendship and solidarity towards Vietnamese people.

The Mexican official also stressed his party’s determination to further cooperation with the Communist Party of Vietnam via the implementation of commitments under the bilateral cooperation programmes, including that with the VNA.

On July 24, the VNA delegation led by Deputy General Director Nguyen Hoai Duong left Mexico for Cuba.-VNA