VNA, PRD agree to boost news exchange cooperation hinh anh 1At the 14th Joint Technical Committee (JTC) meeting in Bangkok, Thailand (Source: VNA)

Bangkok (VNA) –
The Vietnam News Agency (VNA) and Thailand’s Public Relations Department (PRD) have agreed to intensify reporting on the two countries and increasing cooperation in various fields to develop the relations between the two government-level information agencies.

The agreement was reached at the 14th Joint Technical Committee (JTC) meeting held in Bangkok on September 27 under the co-chair of VNA Deputy General Director Dinh Dang Quang and his PRD counterpart Charoon Chaisorn.

[VNA, PRD sign MoU on news exchange cooperation]

The two sides recognised their effective cooperation in implementing the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed at the previous JTC meeting in Hanoi in 2016.

They also pinpointed shortcomings in some cooperative contents and discussed measures to increase the efficiency of joint activities.

Deputy General Director Dinh Dang Quang said the professional partnership between VNA and PRD has been developing in recent years in line with the sound cooperation and friendship between Vietnam and Thailand.

For his part, PRD Deputy Director General Charoon Chaisorn hailed the diverse cooperation between VNA and PRD which has incessantly expanded over the past decade.  

On the occasion, the VNA Deputy General Director presented award certificates to TV reporters from the PRD’s National Broadcasting Services of Thailand (NBT) for their work on the celebration of traditional Lunar New Year (Tet) and socio-economic and cultural life in Vietnam, which won the consolation prize in Vietnam’s National External Information Service Award 2016.

VNA and PRD signed a memorandum on professional exchange in 2003, and since then the bilateral cooperative ties have been expanded to various fields such as the exchange of delegations and information, especially in television, training, and website linkage.

The State-owned VNA has established cooperative ties with many media agencies in the region and around the world, including PRD.-VNA