General Director of the Vietnam News Agency (VNA) Nguyen Duc Loi and President of Japan’s Kyodo News Agency Satoshi Ishikawa agreed to beef up their bilateral cooperation at their talks in Tokyo on March 26.

The two news agencies will increase the exchange of photo and multimedia news and work together in training human resources. Kyodo News will provide Japanese language training to VNA reporters and vice versa.

They also agreed to study the possibility for organising field trips for their reporters to cover specific subjects and important events in the other country and assisting each other in expanding information market in respective countries.

At a meeting with Japanese Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Yukio Edano the same day, the VNA chief said as the Vietnamese Government’s official channel, the VNA will exert its utmost to promote mutual understanding between the two peoples and contributing to accelerating the two countries’ comprehensive relations, particularly in economic cooperation.

For his part, Minister Edano highlighted the potential for expanding bilateral ties in the coming time, adding that the combination of Vietnam’s young human resources and Japanese technology will facilitate the two countries’ effective cooperation and development.

He said the cooperation between VNA and Kyodo News is useful in promoting bilateral ties.

The VNA General Director was also received by member of the Japanese House of Councillors Yoshito Sengoku on March 26.

Sengoku, who is also acting president of the Democratic Party of Japan Policy Research Committee, spoke highly of Vietnam’s development potentials and made recommendations on how to promote the country’s economic development.

During the visit to Japan from March 25-30, VNA General Director Loi is scheduled to hold working sessions with leaders of Hiroshima and Kyoto cities and major dailies in these localities.-VNA